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Gattonian Day 2019

It was another fantastic turnout for our third year running of Gattonian Day hosted by the Gatton Association.

Gattonian Day 2019
Gattonian Day 2019
It was another fantastic turnout for the third year running at Gattonian Day, hosted by the Gatton Association.  On the 31st August, past, present and a wonderful number of new students came to watch a fun filled day of Football and Rugby.  Many families brought their picnic blankets and enjoyed an afternoon soaking up the great atmosphere. In total over 200 Gattonians attended and made this event another great success. However, unlike previous years, the weather was not our friend - It started out beautiful but unfortunately towards the end of the day, the rain came.

But before the rain, we had fantastic matches and Gattonians took to the pitches for rugby and football.  Luck or experience was on our side, as the Old Gattonians took a football victory with a 2-1 win.  The winning free kick was by Benji Marshall! In Rugby, the Old Gattonians stormed to a winning success!
 
The Friends of RAAS once again supported Gattonian Day, offering drinks and a BBQ throughout the day.  The Chairman of the Friends of RAAS said, "We were pleased to see so many players and visitors enjoying themselves. This was a great funding event for us, with the money raised providing additional special items for the school and pupils".

A kind thanks also goes to Cronx Brewery, offering tasty local beer (which was much enjoyed!), and to JP Ices for their lovely ice creams.

As requested, there were many tours of the school grounds, expertly led by the Gatton Trust throughout the day. There were also two tours of Gatton Hall, which many Gattonians had not yet seen after its extensive refurbishment, and of Alexandra House. These tours were enjoyed by both past pupils, bringing back fond memories, and new pupils and their families. Starting a new school is always a daunting experience, but these tours must have helped settle any jitters and get new pupils excited about their journey at our school.

We thank everyone who came and made this day a great one. We look forward to seeing you at our next Gattonian Day, Saturday 29th August 2020. 
 

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