St Martin's Day
St Martin’s Day 2015
This year the weather for St Martin’s Day was a wet and windy affair but the happiness and warmth radiating inside the beautiful Cathedral was overwhelming. Kim Corbett, Deputy Headteacher gave the welcome and represented Mike O’Sullivan, Andrew James, Headteacher of Chase High School and ex Deputy Headteacher at St Martin’s School, led the service with an inspirational sermon. We were graced by the presence of the Mayor of Brentwood, Cllr Mike Reed and his escort Mrs Sue Ereira. We had guests from the school community, notably ex chair of Governors Mr Geoff Morgan and Mrs Molly Grice who was one of the first teachers of the original girl’s school.
The theme of the service was Embracing Diversity and our Chair of Governors Mr Chris Plume gave a reading that led us to reflect on our actions in modern day society, while our Head boy and Head girl told the congregation the story of Saint Martin and what he embodies. Some of our Year 7 students were asked to read statements they had written about embracing diversity in class earlier in the week and gave examples of how we can all help in our own way.
In the setting of the beautiful Cathedral the Choir and Advance Vocal Assembly quite literally sounded like angels. Some of the Year 13 and Year 7 students where then escorted and went on to deliver gifts to the senior citizens in the local area. Thank you to those who attended and supported this significant day in our school calendar.
Pictures taken by photography student Kimberley Holmes