If you were a pupil, teacher, or governor at Highfield we would love to hear from you. Our new alumnae group aims to bring the wider Highfield community together, a place for socialising, sharing memories, reconnecting with long-lost friends and sharing successes of former pupils.
We are also keen for past-pupils to help us support and nurture our current girls by inspiring them and sharing with them what they can go on to achieve whether that’s sporting success, enjoyment of the arts, or academic achievements. Perhaps you can inspire them to create change in the world and to become the best they can possibly be, as we know our past pupils have gone onto amazing things.
Join the online community
We’d like to help reconnect past pupils at Highfield so you can share your stories of your time at the school. To help you do this we’ve set up an Alumnae group on Facebook so you can post photos etc and share with the Highfield Community. To join the group visit www.facebook.com/groups/HighfieldPrepAlumni
Highfield Prep will be celebrating its centenary year in 2018, whilst we know this seems a long way off we are doing our best to start some planning now.
With this in mind we would like to invite all alumnae, be that pupils, Governors, staff etc to join our online community. We are also looking for any photos or memorabilia that we can use in a special display, so if you have any on file that you would be happy to share with us please do drop them into school for us to scan or email them to email@example.com
We will be organising a special event to commemorate this anniversary and would love to have as many alumnae attend as possible. To do this we need to be able to contact you so please do get in touch and let us have your address and email so we can send you an invite.
Finally, if you’re still in touch with anyone who attended Highfield please do tell them about the Facebook group and ask them to get in touch!
Abbie was first introduced to Hockey by Ruth Young, Head of Sport at Highfield Prep School, at the age of 7. She really enjoyed it and took to it quite naturally. The school had a great team and together they won the schools county championship 2 years in a row. Abbie also played at club level, and spent many days, weekends and school holidays on hockey camps learning skills and gameplay.
She went on to represent Berkshire, and got selected for the Regional Squad. This year she successfully went through to the National Academy and was selected to be part of the England U16s, a year early!
Being part of the National squad involves a lot of training both at the U16 Academy and with the U16 squad at the National Sports Centre at Lilleshall. Abbie’s first match for England was against Ulster, and due to her outstanding skills she has now been selected to play a series of matches against Belgium; and to play in the 6 Nations tournament in July against Holland, Germany, Belgium, Ireland and Spain.
Hockey is very much a club game, and Abbie enjoys the friendship and fun playing for her local club, Reading. It was at Highfield where Abbie’s love of hockey first began, Ruth lit the enthusiasm and drive in order for Abbie to succeed and we couldn’t be more proud of her.