On Sunday 23rd September, Bishop’s Stortford College celebrated its 150th birthday. A special Founder’s Day service for pupils, staff, parents, governors and alumni (known as Old Stortfordians) was held in the College’s Memorial Hall which over 300 people attended. This was followed by a special birthday tea in the adjacent marquee.
Celebrations of this auspicious occasion continued the following day; at morning break, pupils from across the campus gathered to dance along to The Village People’s YMCA as they launched their Whole College fundraising activities in aid of ONE YMCA, Bishop’s Stortford. Almost 1000 pupils and staff joined the dance which was held in glorious sunshine on Middle Green.
Pupils also brought in specially baked ‘birthday cakes’ for a competition in the Prep School and Trotman House girls in the Senior School held a cake sale at lunchtime also aid of ONE YMCA, Bishop’s Stortford.
Celebrations will continue throughout the academic year. This term pupils will look forward to the burial of a time capsule, a visit from the Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire in October and in November, a specially commissioned play will be performed by Senior School dramatists. Trees will also be planted around the College campus.
A limited edition, History of Bishop’s Stortford College is also in production and will be available to purchase at the College’s 10th Festival of Literature in February 2019. Further details are available on the College website.