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Commem at Westminster Abbey

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On 17 November, the Upper Sixth travelled to London to commemorate the life of Godolphin’s founder, Elizabeth Godolphin, in a service at the Ladies Chapel at Westminster Abbey. We headed up early in the morning and spent some time at museums, a great opportunity to find out more about art, science or natural history on our day out. Later on we arrived at Westminster Abbey for our service, something we had all been looking forward to for months. It was a really beautiful celebration, and even more amazing to be in a building filled with such rich history. A group of us sang the words of the famous poem “For The Fallen” to music composed by Lucinda Pope (current Lower Sixth student); the harmonies rang out in the chapel and an experience I’m sure none of us will forget.

Head and Deputy Head girls, Faith and Ffion, also read in the service, with Faith’s reading starting with the words: “Love is patient; Love is kind” and later, “Love never ends.” These were such beautiful words to be spoken during this service and we feel that they really embody the spirit of Godolphin.

It was also incredible to see Faith as Head Girl laying a wreath at Elizabeth Godolphin’s memorial, in a tradition that many have done before.

Photos from the day can be found in our Photo Gallery.

Faith Pybus and Ffion Leeman, Upper Sixth