A Blessed Day...
On Friday 22nd June to commemorate the Feast Day of our patron Saint John Fisher and to mark the 60th Anniversary of the founding of our school, we were blessed by the presence of His Lord Bishop Marcus Stock and a number of clergy who have offered service to the school community over a number of years. The whole school experienced a sense of collective reverence in a celebratory mass involving all of our school community and we were joined by a number of prestigious guests, from governors to past teachers and headteachers and other members of the diocese who came together to mark this event.
“The mass we had for the 60th anniversary of this school was incredibly important to our community. This was reiterated by the fact that the Bishop had come to conduct the mass to celebrate the school’s achievement in a holy way in conjunction with the religious values at the heart of the school. The school’s band and choir did an amazing job and everyone seemed to be involved. The highlight of the mass for me was receiving the badge that offered me a chance to feel part of the community.” Sophie Gaines, Y12
In complete contrast, the school threw back the sands of time to experience a 60 year old ‘traditional’ sports’ day…sack races, egg and spoon race, water trays, “tin-can alley”, ‘soak the teacher’, oh, and a 40 metre inflatable obstacle course…!
“Friday saw the 60th anniversary of St John Fisher High School, and with that we celebrated by hosting a school sports day for all the years. This event was a great opportunity for the students to celebrate this occasion and also have an entertaining and relaxing afternoon. From the competitive races such as the tea tray race to the highly popular sponge throwing, there was plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy. The highlight of the afternoon, in addition to the basking sun, was the inflatable obstacle course which created a lively and exciting atmosphere, with students fiercely attempting to surpass their friends to the finish. It was a great way to celebrate the 60th anniversary which many won’t forget, and wish they could do all over again.” Oliver Rayner, Y12