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GSAL’s youngest pupils send season’s greetings to its oldest alumni

Thursday 9 December 2021

This week the primary pupils at The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) have written Christmas cards to over a thousand of the school’s eldest alumni.

Every pupil aged 3 to 11 took part in this school community project by drawing seasonal pictures and writing personalised messages in the cards.

The wintery scene front of the card was designed by Year 10 GCSE art student, Erin.

Gabrielle Solti, Vice-Principal and Head of Primary said “The children thoroughly enjoyed writing personal messages and drawing pictures in the cards. We sent cards last year too as we thought they would cheer up our eldest alumni especially after lockdown.

“The cards were so well received that we are delighted to continue this seasonal tradition which brings the youngest and oldest members of our community together.”

The recipients, all aged 70 or over, attended one of GSAL’s two founding schools, Leeds Grammar School or Leeds Girls’ High School.

Most of the cards didn’t have to travel too far as over 600 of the school’s eldest alumni still reside or have retired to Yorkshire.

Image: From left Year 1 pupils, Maryam, Isabelle, Rubin writing their cards

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