Year 6 Leavers' Service
On Monday 13th July the school said an official goodbye to our Year 6 pupils at a special service held on the school field. Normally the Leavers' Service takes place at the Parish Church but lock down restrictions meant an alternative setting needed to be found.
With the prospect of glorious weather and marquees being kindly supplied by Gilwell Park, the service went ahead 'al fresco' on the school playing field.
The new rector, Father Justin, together with Mother Katherine, and Luke Lowrie from The Red Balloon Foundation, led the service which also featured prayers and memories of their time at Chingford C of E being shared by the pupils.
Although singing isn't currently allowed, a recording of Year 6 singing Rend Collective's 'My Lighthouse' was played as part of the celebration.
The service ended with an address by headteacher, Ms Lampard, who praised the children for being one of our best ever Year 6 cohorts.
Year 6 pupils, Paige and Brooke, were most impressed with the service. Paige said, "There was a really nice atmosphere and it was absolutely brilliant that every single Year 6 pupil was able to attend."
Brooke added, "It was great to meet Father Justin even though it was a case of hello, goodbye!"