New Beginnings ... today is a special day at the High School for Girls.
We have celebrated our 75th birthday service at Gloucester Cathedral today with the re-launch of our school. Jacob and Poppy, the Head Boy and Head Girl provided the introduction to the service. Everyone sang 'Lord, for the Years' followed by a wonderful solo by Sophie Ellis of 'Du Bist de ruh' by Schubert. Claire Giblin read out our new vision statement followed by Jacob, Poppy, Anna and Sophie our current Student Senior Team handing over the baton to the new team of George, Madeleine, Katharine and Abbie. They also presented the new team with gifts. The new and old Student Senior Teams presented the readings followed by the singing of 'The Servant King'. The Senior Choir sang 'You are the New Day' and Richard Mitchell, Canon Precentor spoke of re-birth and new beginnings during his address. Prayers were then read by Allie O'Neill and Bethany Watters followed by a beautiful rendition of Ave Maria by the Senior Chamber Choir. The service finished with everyone singing the school song 'Non Nobis Domine', the vesper hymn sung by the Choir, the blessing by Richard Mitchell and Evie Perfect playing the Organ Voluntary ‘Little Prelude and Fugue in C’ BWV 553 by Bach.
Photos are available on the gallery here