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Celebrating 427 years of QEGS

On Friday we celebrated our Founders' Day, with a wonderful service in the beautiful Wakefield Cathedral.

On November 19th, 1591 the charter was granted to fourteen men to act as Governors of a new school in Wakefield, bearing the name, Queen Elizabeth Grammar School.

Every year we mark this occasion with a service in Wakefield Cathedral, and this year was no different. The whole school trooped down in the Autumnal November weather, ready for the annual celebrations.

After The National Anthem and a welcome from headmaster Mr Craig, there were various hymns to sing and a reading by the President of the Old Savilians' Club. The Foundation Chorus then sang a fabulous piece from 'West Side Story', before Head Boy, Ethan, took his place at the lecturn for a second reading. The QEGS Barbershop Choir delighted the congregation with 'The Long Day Closes' before Mr Craig led the prayers. After Reverend Canon Leah Vasey-Saunders gave her address, asking the question 'What kind of school and future will be our legacy?', Will sang 'Loveliest of Trees' by George Butterworth.

As always, the school song was sang with great gusto, before the service came to a close following a blessing from Reverend Canon Leah and the postlude, by Thomas Moore.

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