This year we celebrated the Old Chigwellians’ 155th Shrove Tuesday supper. It started with a service led by our new Chaplain, Rev David Wilson, together with readings by Rayn Ismail-Ahluwalia, Deputy Head of School and Jordan Erratt, Harsnett Praefect.
The evening continued with a prosecco reception where many OCs were chatting away and reconnecting. Followed by a superb high quality 3 course meal catered by Chartwells, including pancakes of course!
This year we included an archive booklet on every table, looking at Shrove Tuesday through the ages. I know myself, along with other staff members and governors, found it fascinating hearing stories of Old Chigwellians remembering their youth here. It was also great to meet some recent alumni and find out how they are doing at university.
Speeches were given by Aegean Simpson, President of OCA, Damian King, Head and Molly Moloney, Head of School.
Loud cheers followed when the Head mentioned sports such as rugby and sailing! As with tradition, current school news was shared, including our new Sports Centre that is being built. Everyone then enjoyed tea and coffee with chocolate truffles. They were delicious!
Thank you to all the organisers, FOC, Chartwells and our guests for coming and making it such an enjoyable event.