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Welcome to the Newest Members of the Holles Connect Community

Sixth form students became our beta test joiners of the new HollesConnect community website
Dressed as boys (part of their week long leaving celebrations), an eclectic mix of hoody-wearing, stubble-adorned 17-18 yr olds signed up to HollesConnect from their iPads, creating life-long ‘profiles’ on an alumnae community that will help keep them connected to the school and give them access to older alumnae as they head off to university and forge their early career paths.  
The first reunion event for this year group will be on 10th January 2020 - a fun and informal evening event back at school to collect A-Level certificates and catch up on the first few months of life after LEH - sign up here!
The HollesConnect technology is powered by ToucanTech, an EdTech software founded by an LEH alumna, Kate Jillings (1987 – 1998). Kate’s sister Sophie Jillings (another former LEH girl!) has also recently joined the ToucanTech team following a decade-long adventure living in Sydney. 
Kate came back to school to help launch the beta website for the U6th – and commented that the style of girls dressed as boys wasn’t dissimilar to the way she looked as a Sixthformer – the era of late 1990s baggy t-shirts and combat trousers…  She loved being back in the old corridors and meeting Mrs Ellis and Miss Matthews – 20 years on and ‘not much has changed’!
Kate recalls her final Maths A-level exam in the LEH main hall when she didn’t turn over the final page and completely missed a question worth 20% of the paper – a classic and stupid exam error. She spent a few months in angst hoping her Maths grade wouldn’t scupper her contingent university offer – but all turned out OK in the end. Very little is the ‘end of the world’ when it comes to exams! 

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