In a first for the school, as an additional Saint Felix Day activity, we are today completing a 27km walk from Aldeburgh to the school.
At 8am this morning, along with 7 pupils from the Senior Department (to represent the original seven pupils that began at the school in 1897), I set off from Aldeburgh. At various points along the route, via Thorpeness, Sizewell, Dunwich, Walberswick and Southwold, we are being joined by pupils and staff from the Senior Department, Prep and Pre-Prep Departments.
By the time you receive this, we should all be safely returned to school and I look forward to seeing you at the celebratory tea that we have planned.
I am really proud of all the students and the great spirit they have shown in taking part in today’s Walk. I feel that it is a good metaphor for the journey we have been on as a school starting from where we were founded in Aldeburgh with just seven students and finishing in Southwold where we are now based with several hundred students.
As many of you will know, we traditionally mark Saint Felix Day by raising funds for a local charity. This year, our chosen beneficiary is The Loft Youth Centre in Southwold, and sponsorship from those taking part in the walk as well as a generous donation from Sizewell B’s Community Fund will all help The Loft to continue to provide a safe space for local children to participate in a variety of activities.