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Service held in Northwood to mark two centuries of church school education
ALMOST 300 people gathered in Northwood to attend a special service marking 200 years of church school education.
Staff and students from Holy Trinity Primary School, in Rickmansworth Road, were joined by parents, governors, former pupils and congregation members for the ceremony at Holy Trinity Church on Monday (14).
As part of the celebrations, a candle symbolising 'The Light of Christ in Church Schools' will be carried from school to school.
It was presented to Holy Trinity by children at St John's Primary School in Stanmore, before being transported to Bishop Ramsey School, in Ruislip, on Tuesday (15).
The candle will finally arrive at St Paul's Cathedral in London on November 22 this year.
A additional event organised by the National Society, which, together with philanthropist, Joshua Watson, introduced the concept of church schools, will take place at Westminster Abbey on November 14.
The service also included hymns, readings, a drama enactment by year five and six pupils and a presentation about the school's history.
Guests also enjoyed a performance by the school's choir, who are due to sing at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall next month, as part of the annual Prom Praise event.
Holy Trinity is one of 149 Church of England schools within London.
Headmaster, Daniel Norris, said: "It was an extremely joyous celebration and we were delighted to welcome back many ex-pupils, staff and friends."
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