Friday, 16 July 2010

End of the School Year

After a week of General Synod generated hurt, misunderstanding, vitriol, confusion and uncertainty, how refreshing it was today to step well away from Church politics, and take part in two End of School Year services; one at St Chad's School Hove Edge, to which I was invited as Rural Dean as they await their new priest, and the second at our own Elland Church of England School. Two groups of Year 6 children, celebrating and remembering how far they have come, and looking to the future. Best wishes to all our Staff and young people at Elland for a safe and happy holiday, and a big thank you to Freda McGowan, our Head, as she retires, to Jane Ashley for being a brilliant acting Head, and to all the Staff for their hard work and dedication this year.