We Are Thankful
What a perfect way to end the half term – the whole school collected under one roof for a Service of Thanksgiving.
Enjoying the fine weather, snakes of boys and staff walked the short distance to St. Mary and All Saints Church in the old town, chatting happily about the last six busy weeks, and of adventures to be had during the fast-approaching holidays.
Hymns, readings, songs and prayers were sung, recited and reflected upon as our 400-strong community embodied our school motto: singulus pro fraternitate laborans.
The Reverend Jeremy Brooks delivered a timely and apposite address based on the birthday and Christmas presents of years gone of one Year 8 and a Reception boy. He asked them to look forward to birthdays and Christmases in the future and to think about what sort of presents they wished for. Whilst they could talk eloquently about gifts received, the ones yet to materialise where harder to describe. The Reverend Brooks wove all of this neatly into our 75th Jubilee: we are pleased to be looking back, thankful for the many people and events that have formed the jigsaw of our school’s history, but there is also much to look forward to.
We remain hopeful of the future, looking forward as we do, with eager anticipation. What will we be able to say in another 75 years?