Named for Stella Jane Reekie (1922-1982) who was a pupil at Gravesend County School for Girls (now MGSG) from the age of 8-17. She trained as a Nursery Nurse and worked in London during the war. In 1945 she volunteered for the Red Cross and was sent to Bergen Belsen Concentration camp, where she helped to sort the living from the dead. She was then appointed as Child Welfare Officer for the Polish school for orphaned children until it closed. She went on to work as a missionary in Pakistan and in 1972 returned home to set up the International Flat in Glasgow for the Home Board of the Church of Scotland. The school song “God be in my Head” was sung at her funeral.
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