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Founder's Day 2013

On Friday 15 November, almost 600 students from Years 3 to 13, gathered at the Welsh Back. Wearing traditional dress, the girls were preparing to march through Bristol city centre to mark the school's founder, Lord Mayor and MP of Bristol John Whitson.

The day began with a memorial service in St Nicholas Crypt, where a wreath was placed on John Whitson’s tomb by the school’s Head Girls. The whole school then marched to Bristol Cathedral for a service of thanksgiving. The Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle, the Dean of Bristol, welcomed the congregation and led the sermon, and Canon Stuart Taylor took the Bidding Prayer. In keeping with tradition, the service included the reading of an extract from John Whitson's Will.  

Dr Shaheen Chaudhry JP, High Sheriff of the County and City of Bristol and herself a Red Maids' alumna and the Right Honourable Lord Mayor of Bristol, Councillor Faruk Choudhury joined school governors, parents and past pupils for the service.