Ratcliffe College Top 09/02/22

Founder's Day 2013

Published Thursday 26th of September 2013 10:31:29 AM

The whole school came together to celebrate Founder's Day on Friday 20 September. The idea behind the annual event is to celebrate the life and work of the school's founder, Jessie Cross.

Each year a different decade is chosen for the celebrations and this year marked the 1950s. From Pre-Prep to Upper Sixth girls and staff came to school in the fashion of the era and were given the opportunity to experience what lessons were like in the 50s as well as the history of Pipers Corner and what Jessie Cross set out to do for the school.

The day began with a Founder's Day Service where the hymns and readings reflected the period. The service culminated with the cutting of the cake by the most senior and junior members of the school.

During the day the teacher's brought the 50stheme into their lessons to give the girls a flavour of what it would have been like to have been at school in the period.

To add to the celebrations, a charity hand jive took place in the Landau Hall to raise money for Oxjam, an initiative from Oxfam that aims to raise money to fight poverty and suffering around the world. The girls managed to raise £100.55 for the charity.

Acting Deputy Head (Pastoral), Mrs Cresswell, said 'Founder's Day this year was a great success. The girls showed great enthusiasm for the various activities on offer and I am especially proud of all the girls who participated in the hand jive. The day provided everyone with a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the school's heritage and also have some fun!'
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