Bradford on Avon statue marks 300 years of education

This Is Wiltshire: Bishop of Ramsbury the Rt Rev Edward Condry and school head James Colquhoun with the new statue. Bishop of Ramsbury the Rt Rev Edward Condry and school head James Colquhoun with the new statue.

A statue celebrating 300 years of education in Bradford on Avon was dedicated by the Bishop of Ramsbury last Wednesday.

The Rt Rev Edward Condry was guest of honour at St Laurence School and held a ceremony for the statue created by Bristol artist Carol Peace.

When the statue was first unveiled in March, by the Bishop of Salisbury the Rt Rev Nicholas Holtam, it featured a young girl reading. The memorial is now fully complete, with a boy also joining her on the plinth.

Bishop Condry’s visit was part of St Laurence’s annual foundation day, which saw Year 7 students go to Bradford on Avon’s Holy Trinity Church for a service and then walk back to school for a flag-raising ceremony, a tradition that has been carried out since St Laurence opened 32 years ago.

Bradford on Avon’s old saxon church first started educating the town’s boys in 1712.

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5:02pm Thu 25 Oct 12

bevjon says...

What a shame Fitzmaurice G S is no longer there - it was a very good School - I went there.
What a shame Fitzmaurice G S is no longer there - it was a very good School - I went there. bevjon
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6:29am Fri 26 Oct 12

trelawney says...

Not so good in the English department though?
Not so good in the English department though? trelawney
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7:59am Fri 26 Oct 12

weasels ripped my flesh says...

A man in a frock surrounded by children... disturbing.
A man in a frock surrounded by children... disturbing. weasels ripped my flesh
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12:16pm Fri 26 Oct 12

he of one braincell says...

ouch Trelawney, it's far better than some of the usual examples of grammar & spelling on here (& I don't me-an the art-cles).
It could have been,
" Wot a shaim Fitzmoriss G S is know longer they're - it wos a verry gud School - I went their."

bevjon, ignore the old grump!

weasels, does he go 'clunk click' as well? (sorry, out of order I know!)
ouch Trelawney, it's far better than some of the usual examples of grammar & spelling on here (& I don't me-an the art-cles). It could have been, " Wot a shaim Fitzmoriss G S is know longer they're - it wos a verry gud School - I went their." bevjon, ignore the old grump! weasels, does he go 'clunk click' as well? (sorry, out of order I know!) he of one braincell
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