Croxley Danes shares commemoration service with St Clement Danes

Croxley Danes students today took part in a fantastic service of commemoration in the Barbirolli Hall. St Clement Danes' annual commemoration service is a highlight of the year and marks the anniversary of the founding of the school 155 years ago. The main service is held at St Clement Danes Church in The Strand - see this post from 2016 for details - but an additional service takes place back in Chorleywood. The theme of the service was the origins of House names at both schools - a theme picked up by Reverend Horlock who gave an address. In a memorable talk, he urged the students to build bridges not walls and act as a construction crane in their dealings with others, not a wrecking ball. 

This year, our students started the process of remembering the school's roots in their own sections of the service. Jia Hirani, Kian Dallas and Cameron Brooks delivered a presentation on the origin of our current and future House names: Cassiobridge, Dickinson, Gonville, Jaggerts, Mallets and Snells. During breaks in the presentation, Hadyn Wood and Kayla Hinks sang beautiful renditions of All of Me and Thousand Years. All the students who took part should be congratulated on their performances at this public occasion - the first students to do so. Mr Thompson also paid tribute to the whole student body on representing the school so well throughout the service.