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Official Opening of Linhope House

On Wednesday 15th March, we welcomed award-winning portrait photographer and FHS alumna Rhiannon Adam to open our new Sixth Form Centre, Linhope House

On Wednesday 15th March 2023, we welcomed award-winning portrait photographer and FHS alumna, Rhiannon Adam to open our new Sixth Form Centre, Linhope House. Guests, including our generous donors and esteemed members of the FHS community including former Headmistress Mrs Parsonson, gathered to celebrate the official opening of our state-of-the-art new Sixth Form Centre, which has increased FHS’s dedicated sixth form space by 300% (663sqm) and offers the perfect environment for the transition from school to university.

Following the champagne reception in Linhope House’s modern, Scandinavian-inspired Common Room, Headmistress, Katharine Woodcock, welcomed and thanked from guests before outgoing Head Girl Saskia spoke about the significant impact Linhope House had on her education and incoming Head Girl Isabel introduced Rhiannon Adam as the evening’s guest of honour.

Rhiannon, who left FHS in 2003 before attending both Cambridge University and Central St Martins, is a true inspiration for our current students. She has been chosen as the only woman to partake in a civilian trip to the moon as part of the dearMoon Crew, in recognition of her pioneering creative work which champions female empowerment.

Reflecting on her fond memories of FHS, Rhiannon offered words of thanks to the School for instilling her with the confidence, creativity and ambition that have shaped her life and career, showing how ‘FHS girls can really do anything’. This momentous moment was marked with the unveiling of a commemorative plaque which will be proudly displayed in Linhope House for posterity.

Following the speeches, Rhiannon, the Headmistress and Chairman of the Governors, Patrick Sherrington, officially unveiled the Legacy Wall adorning the foyer of Linhope House, inscribed with the names of current FHS pupils. Guests were then invited to tour the building and take in its impressive features, including an innovative Think Lab, an elegant Reading Room, and ample collaborative learning and study spaces.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the successful opening of this building, marking an important milestone in the history of FHS Regent’s Park.

 

Official Opening of Linhope House

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