Holy Cross School celebrates 170th anniversary

This year, Holy Cross CEP School celebrates its 170th anniversary. 

In a press release to Uckfield FM was told:

“This year, Holy Cross CEP School celebrates its 170th anniversary.  We were delighted that the sun shone for us on our annual pilgrimage, where we walked together to St Margaret the Queen’s to celebrate and give thanks for our school.  We were thrilled that St Margaret’s was able to accommodate us, with enough space to allow us to keep safely within our bubbles and yet be able to celebrate together.

We paused for a drink and a snack before enjoying our celebration service.  Each class contributed beautifully.  Our youngest pupils in Cherry class sang a prayer for us; whilst Oak class shared some fantastic artwork about their favourite activities at school.  Five children from Silver Birch shared some of the things they like about Holy Cross and our oldest pupils in Willow class demonstrated the fruits of their recent lyric writing workshop with a fantastic rap, performed by the whole class, about Holy Cross!

We are very proud of our school and its close-knit community, and it was especially wonderful to see our oldest pupils supporting their Reception class bubble and enjoying the walk together.  You can watch our vlog of the pilgrimage via the link below”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIC4mG0e9Y4&t=1s

Willow Class’s Holy Cross 170th Anniversary Rap

Let’s start by saying why we’re here,

To celebrate our 170th year,

To everyone in church, we hold you dear,

Let’s give Holy Cross one big cheer!

 

Our teacher told us to write a prayer,

So when we get to church, we can share,

We thought “that won’t show our writing flair”,

So we wrote a rap, please beware!

 

Our school is such an amazing place,

One that definitely can’t be replaced,

We love our school, it’s just the case,

I’ll tell you what, we’ll cut to the chase.

 

We’re so glad we’re back after lockdown,

To our special school in the heart of town,

We promise to work hard all year round,

So we learn Holy Cross is a proper noun!

 

To the teachers and staff at our school,

We promise to follow the GREAT rules,

To all our friends, you are so cool,

This is the best Church of England School!

Let’s thank all the staff at Holy Cross,

We hope our points have come across,

It’s time to make up for learning lost,

We hope our rap has impressed the boss!

 

At Holy Cross, we are so proud,

To be pupils, let’s say it out loud!

At Holy Cross, we are so proud,

To be pupils, let’s say it out loud!

At Holy Cross, we are so proud,

To be pupils, let’s say it out loud!

At Holy Cross, we are so proud,

To be pupils, let’s say it out loud!

 

Images and story – Holy Cross School

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