Someone on the previous first-year parents support thread suggested starting version 2.0 so here we go.
We got a call last night from a Vth form girl who is going to be in our daughter's dorm. She lives in the same area we do and wanted to know if DD would have a chance to meet up with her before leaving for school. That was a really sweet and welcoming thing to do - she's not DD's official big sister or anything, just reached out. DD was thrilled to hear from her.