Saturday, 2 July 2011

Busy week!

Phew! 6 big things happening this week! Dilys Wadman, the Director of Education for the Archdiocese of Southwark had a Retirement Mass in St George's Cathedral on Monday afternoon, and chose us from all the schools to provide the music - a huge honour and privilege, but a lot of work behind the scenes as well as on the day. All went well. In fact I was rather glad to be in the cool of the cathedral all day on the hottest day of the year, and not in my boiling attic classroom!
Then, that evening we had the Leavers' Dance on a party boat on the Thames - a lovely evening, and the girls all looked beautiful dressed formally. We invited the Year 11 boys from St Thomas the Apostle, (who spent as much time as the girls getting ready, I'm sure) and after an hour of looking at each other uncomfortably they got on well. Things don't change; our school discos 30 years ago were just the same!

Tuesday evening was the annual Summer Music Showcase, for girls to show their parents and friends what they have been doing in class and in their individual lessons, and this year it was a chance for those taking their Associated Board exams next week a chance to practise performing their pieces. A very successful evening.

Wednesday first thing we had Mass in the cathedral for the feast of SS Peter and Paul, and Thursday was a normal day inasmuch that most of us didn't go on strike.

Yesterday we had our Leavers' Graduation and Service in the cathedral; with very smartly dressed young ladies! I had crocheted 27 flowers as hair decorations (managed to find in my stash 27 different coloured wools!) for my form as a gift, together with a form photo we took at the beginning of the year.

                           Good luck 11L - see you in December for Prize Giving!


  1. Un petit bonjour avant le grand départ...J'adore tes petites fleurs aux crochet, j'emmène mon crochet et ma pelote dans les valises. Bisous.

  2. Yes I have been looking I thought I left a comment, sorry... The flowers are fab, lucky girls I expect they loved them & so lucky to find so many different colours, love the photo of the girls, theres always the tocken tubby one!! theres alsoone in Milli's gym team, she is rather large but saying that suprisingly supple. havnt heard from Sean yet ..


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