CELEBRATIONS AND WORSHIP
Here at St Mark's, during these very different times, we want to keep some things the same! We have started to celebrate our usual Friday assemblies, so we can share your wonderful achievements. I have also shared some of my favourite assembly stories with you here, too. They all have one thing in common, the stories are told to teach us lessons on how to lead good lives.
See which ones you recognise.
Black History at St Mark's
Four of our Year 5 children were very proud to attend a special memorial service to celebrate the life of an African slave boy—Thomas Highflyer, who was a former St Mark’s pupil. They travelled to the service on a new bus named after Tom, and read their inspirational poems they had written about him, at the service.
The bus company managing director was so impressed with their poems, that he has requested that they be sent through to be displayed on the side of Tom’s bus!
The event was captured by BBC, ITV and the Argus.
Check out the footage at this link:
And hear the children's poems here: https://www.theargus.co.uk/video/176050/
And find out more about Thomas Highflyer - here.
The service was also attended by the Mayor, the head of the City Council and other local dignitaries. All of the attendees complimented the children’s respectful attitude and contribution to the event. Here is what the journalist from BBC Radio Sussex had to say,
“I met some of your lovely children at the ceremony to rededicate Thomas Highflyer’s gravestone today and recorded a little snippet of their readings which feature in my short report...I know I will not be the only one saying how impressed I was by the way they took part in the ceremony this morning.”
Listen to Mrs Fendley telling his story.