School welcomes volunteers from Taize Christian Community
On Friday March 16th the school played host to two young women from the ecumenical Christian community of Taize in central France. Ute, from Germany, and Ania, from Poland, were at the end of a three-week tour of 15 schools in the UK, promoting the community and in particular the recent Schools’ Week initiative, which aims at offering students in Year 10 – 13 a chance to visit the community together.
Ute and Ania shared a message in morning chapel and across the day visited six classes, showing the DVD they brought with them and discussing, amongst other things, issues to do with living in community, promoting cultural, racial and religious harmony and the relations between the lay and the ordained. They also visited the Prep school where they took part in a music lesson singing some of the simple chants that have made Taize famous.
On Friday evening they were guests at the school play, which they enjoyed thoroughly, although they had to admit that some of the Shakespearean language was beyond them. They had a very productive time at the school and were very grateful to the many people, who helped make their brief visit so memorable.
The Rev’d Nick Sissons, Chaplain