Living the School Motto
Lockdown has seen a new experience arise for one of our pupils, who has been rescuing bees.
Louis, in Year 6, has been helping his grandfather rescue bees. They collected a swarm from a nearby garden and put it into a hive. Remarkably, the bees were very peaceful and when the branch was chopped the bees simply dropped en-mass into a box. Louis and his grandfather then drove home with a few thousand bees humming away in the box! Amazingly, this was the second swarm they have rescued in a week.
The School’s founder, Reverend Newton, tended beehives and it is from the sense of community observed in his hives that the School’s motto singulus pro fraternitate laborans (each striving for the good of all) originates. Bees feature in the Davenies lozenge and represent community and service and so to see Louis living the School motto and mirroring our Founder’s ideology is inspiring.
No bees or children were harmed in the making of this story!