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St Hilary's Royal Street Party to celebrate Founders Day


Pupils and staff at St Hilary’s School in Godalming celebrated the school’s founder’s day on Friday 25th September with a royal themed street party. Hiorns Day is an annual occasion when the school celebrates Miss Majorie Hiorns who founded the school in 1927.

Pupils enjoyed a royal-themed street party at lunch time where each year group had decorated the placemats to show the different decades since the 1920s. Pupils were also asked to bring in two cupcakes decorated to tie in with the royal theme. Emily P’s cupcakes from Year 4 were judged the winners for Key Stage 2 and Sofia’s from Year 1 was the Key Stage 1 winner with her corgi cupcakes. The cakes were sold to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, which was also celebrated on Friday.

Mrs Jane Whittingham, Headmistress says “We celebrate Hiorns Day every year but we decided to give the day a royal theme this year since the school is almost as old as Queen Elizabeth II, born in 1926, who became the UK’s longest reigning monarch earlier this month. Our school motto “Non tibi sed omnibus – not for one but for all” also reflects on the Queen’s noble motto “I serve”. We were delighted that we could also support MacMillan Cancer Support’s fundraising event since charities play an important part of life at St Hilary’s and we aim to help children to understand the importance of charities and their role.”

Published: October 13 2015

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