Thoughts on International Day

Elmhurst School for Boys

4th July 2013

On Tuesday we had a wonderful celebration at Elmhurst. You'll find photos and more description elsewhere on the website: it was International Day.

 The Day represented in particular two of the outstanding elements of Elmhurst. First of all, the diversity and harmony of our school community. Each of the many groups celebrated a different country and culture - from Bollywood dancing to Welsh cakes, from origami to African masks. All the boys took part in at least three groups, and the excitement and fun they experienced overflowed at the assembly after lunch. It was a superb occasion.

 The other element in evidence was the school's history and tradition. We were lucky enough to welcome to this same assembly an old Elmhurstian named Jo Mason, who has been in education all his life and is housemaster at Pilgrim's School in Winchester. Jo was able to tell the boys about how Elmhurst was in the 1960s, and compared his time then to the school now. Very proudly he said that at a recent Old Whitgiftian occasion, when everyone was comparing their prep school experiences, Jo said he had been to Elmhurst, and the response from all present was: "lucky you!"

 This year has seen some great successes in all areas of Elmhurst life. We are so proud of the boys for these - and also for their celebration of diversity and harmony, history and tradition. Have a wonderful summer.

 4th July 2013

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