Maggie Evans retires from the Hammond performing arts school in Chester
PUBLISHED: 12:23 11 February 2019
Staff of The Hammond performing arts school in Chester enjoyed a glamorous evening at Booth's Mansion in the city centre to mark the retirement of their Principal, Maggie Evans, after 10 years in the role.
Maggie Evans retirement party
Antonia Barron and Andrea Norton
Elizabeth Martland, Richard MacLaren and Andrea Norton
Richard and Jan Foden
Marcus Lyon, Matthew Bodels, Louise Maddocks, Erin Royle and Mandy Hatfield
Deborah and John Speakman
Lisa Rowlands, Claire Hampson and Michelle Brand
John Edwards and Julia Edwards (Organiser - Marketing Manager of The Hammond)
Louise Maddocks, Deborah Speakman, Maggie Evans (Retiring Principal of The Hammond), Marion Webb and Kevin Williams
Jane Arnold, Antonia Barron, Wendy Lockwood and Chris Mason
Wendy Lockwood, Elizabeth Martland, Kevin Williams and Ceri Shone
Helen Roberts. Marie Holding and Adele Lawn
Anthea Garett and Kevin Williams
Davide Gastaldello, John Young, Erin Royale and Keith Ronald
Doris McGreary, Glen Huddart and Jane Arnold
Dalia Cwiklak, Iwona Zalomska, Marcin Dziuban, Stella Dennis, Carla Gore, Jayne Cooke and Jane Hughes
John Young and Anthea Garratt
Under her leadership, the school has developed significantly with the addition of new facilities, a Prep School and a BA course in Musical Theatre Performance, in association with The University of Chester. Staff enjoyed a superb meal.
Ms Evans said: ‘I was fortunate to be in post for the school’s centenary in 2017, a time to reflect on achievement, but also to look forward. It has been enormously rewarding to work with such talented staff who strive to deliver the ambition of our gifted students. These two groups make The Hammond a special and vibrant place.