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3 July

A King’s Day like no other

We have reached the end of the academic year of 2019-20 and, as always, on the last day of term the King’s community has come together to celebrate King’s Day. However, this year has of course been very different indeed. Today (July 3rd) we gathered together virtually to listen to Acting Headmaster Jon Ricketts (Hon OV) recollecting the highlights of the past year and acknowledging the challenges we have faced, adapted to and overcome together.

As many OVs will know, for the past 10 years or so, King’s Day has finished with the choir singing Philip Stopford’s Irish Blessing. This year the Director of Music, Simon Taranczuk (Hon OV), invited everyone from the King’s community to take part in a virtual performance with the School Choir and over 70 pupils, staff, parents and OVs have contributed to a beautiful performance which can be found online here. It is a deeply moving performance and we are so thankful to all those who got involved.

We hope in the next few months to be able to give our newest OVs a proper send-off and celebration but in the meantime the Year of 2020 OVs go with the school’s very best wishes in their future endeavours.