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The Read School’s 350th anniversary festivities continued with their annual Commemoration Day.

Last month, the Read School’s celebratory 350 exhibition was opened, displaying memorabilia and artifacts from the school archives. The celebrations continued on Saturday July 1st with the school’s annual Commemoration Day. The guest preacher for the morning service was the Right Reverend Dr John Thomson, Bishop of Selby, who delivered an excellent sermon to the pupils, staff and guests.

The church service was followed by the official opening of the 350 Commemorative Peace Garden, which has been designed and built by Mr Colin Patrick, the school’s specialist tutor.
Following lunch, the prize-giving ceremony took place in the Moloney Hall, where the guest speaker was Mr Barry Dodd CBE, the Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire. He presented prizes to the pupils and made a short address to those gathered.

Headmaster Dr John Sweetman said: ‘The whole day has been a marvellous success from beginning to end, and we have been honoured to have the Lord Lieutenant and the Bishop join us for this special occasion. We are also very grateful to the various benefactors who have enabled us to carry out certain upgrades and repairs as part of our celebrations. What a marvellous legacy Charles Reade has left us with at this wonderful school.’

Everyone at Our Goole would like to wish The Read School a very happy 350th birthday!

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