The children donned their best blue on Tuesday afternoon to mark our 297th Birthday with a wonderful Founders’ Day service at St Philip’s Cathedral. Our Year 6s reminded us of our School’s history, which began with the Revd William Higgs and his team back in 1722. The children acted out the story and reminded us that we all have gifts and resources that we can use to bring light into the darkness, and make an impact in our world. Mrs Lambert-Green got a special mention as we heard about her family’s connections with Bluecoat. Her Grandad and Uncle both boarded at Bluecoat in the 1930s, before Mrs L-G together with her own sons joined the school many years later.

Around 200 of our Prep pupils sang with a choir, as the Chapel Choir, Senior Choir and Year 3 & 4 choir all performed songs with a theme of light. The Senior Choir surprised us all as they brought with them some secret finger lights which they switched on as they sang.

As is the tradition, Mr Neeson, together with the House Captains, laid a wreath at the memorial of Henry Price, former Bluecoat secretary, who has a plaque in the Cathedral.

Mrs Drake