I am a Kingsmead girl

I am a Kingsmead girl

In the reach of the purple-blossomed branches guarding the gates, in the triumphant waving of the flags in the wind.
In the determined noise that drifts down through the school, as strings are bowed and keys are pressed.
In the grace and poise of the dancers in the studio…

I am a Kingsmead girl

In the stomping of feet and the roaring of voices as the school unites into sixes
In the warmth and the joy in the faces of friends as we see each other at school.
In the smiles in the eyes of the people of Jordan house
In the giving spirit
In the unity
In the warmth
In the pride

I am a Kingsmead girl

In the support, in the prayer and in the pain
In the undying need to be there
In the fact that you will not be alone
In the white, yellow, green
In the knowledge of our power, of our independence, of our strength
In the potency of our passions and in the inexorable spirit in our veins
In our dreams
In our hopes
In our ability to achieve

I am a Kingsmead girl

Though it makes me sad to leave such a place, I know it is not the end, because something so powerful and true will never leave me

I am a Kingsmead girl.
Catherine Cohen
Kingsmead College Head Girl, 2014