This year we are celebrating our Founder’s Day slightly differently. Instead of gathering in St. Oswalds, as we have done for over 600 years, we have made the decision to hold a virtual Founder’s Day, which has been pre recorded in the Oswestry School Chapel over the last week.
Founder’s Day celebrates the founder of Oswestry School in 1407 and shows our gratitude to all who have contributed to the School in times gone past and to this present day. This includes staff, pupils, governors and benefactors who have given their time, passion and resources to keep the vision of our fantastic School’s founders alive.
Headmistress, Lyndsay Lang said, “We are so thrilled to be able to continue the Founder’s Day traditions at Oswestry School this year, despite a change in how we do it. As one of the oldest schools in the country, passion and resilience are two of our greatest strengths and this couldn’t be more true than it has been over the last two years. It is testament to the same passion and resilience of our brilliant staff and pupils that we have worked together to honour this Founder’s Day celebration. I would particularly like to thank our brilliant media team and our Director of Music, Mr Aled Phillips, who have worked tirelessly this week to pull it all together so that we can share the service with friends and families of the School.”
This year, our new Headmaster, Mr Peter Middleton gave the address. He was joined by the Revd. Harvey Gibbons, Oswestry School’s Chaplaincy Assistant, Miss Felicity Parker, Headmistresses, Mrs Lyndsay Lang and Mrs Claire Belk and our Chairman of Governors, Mr Peter Wilcox-Jones. Prayers were led by our Head Boy and Head Girl and the Heads of Houses. There are also singing performances from Years 3-6 from Bellan House, the Lower School Choir and a fantastic solo performance of Jerusalem, sung by Myles.
A link to the recording of the service will be emailed to parents this evening in the weekly newsletter. It is also available for parents, staff and pupils through My School Portal, in the School Information section. Founder’s Day sports will still be going ahead in the Momentum Hall and on the Maes Y Llan from midday on Saturday 27 November.