A day of celebration for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
Students and staff all took part in a collective morning service and a 5k colour walk on Friday 1st July as part of the schools Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
The day started with a whole school collective worship, the first to be held outside. Reverend Manley kindly led the service and the school CCF marched and raised the Platinum Jubilee flag supported by the school orchestra.
In the afternoon, all students from Years 7 to 10 enjoyed a walk around the school grounds and the town of Bruton to raise money for two charities, Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) and the RNIB.
Teachers and support staff donned protected clothing and doused the walkers with vibrant pink and blue coloured powers, kindly donated by the CHSW.
Students were greeted at the finish line by the Lord Lieutenant of Somerset, Mrs Maw and the Mayor of Bruton, Mr Jones who gave them all a Platinum Jubilee pin badge as a memento of the day.
Staff and students, all enjoyed afternoon refreshments with Jubilee cakes made by the school’s kitchen and dining team.
So far, the event has raised £384.76 and donations can still be made via the schools JustGiving page.
Mrs Cullen, Headteacher, said “We were delighted to welcome Reverend Manley, the Lord Lieutenant, and the Mayor of Bruton to Sexey’s School to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Due to exams taking place, we delayed the event until the end of term to allow all students to take part. I would like to thank both the staff and students for making the day a great success and for their kind donations to support the two very worthy charities.”