Bishop helps us polish our welcome
The Bishop of Buckingham, the Rt Rev Alan Wilson, visited the Academy on Friday morning as part of the Oxford Diocese Lent initiative #washday15.
6 March 2015
The Bishop of Buckingham, the Rt Rev Alan Wilson, visited the Academy on Friday morning as part of the Oxford Diocese Lent initiative #washday15. The initiative is a way of encouraging people to make a difference to their communities this Lent through some kind of washing-related activity. The washing element is a way of re-enacting Jesus’s washing of the disciples’ feet at the Last Supper. In this act Jesus was demonstrating the importance of humility by serving the people around him, rather than expecting to be served by them. This kind of service is one of our six academy values.
Bishop Alan was joined by a group of Berryfields pupils and Year 7 students from the Academy, along with Academy Principal Fiona Froment, Berryfields Headteacher Jonathan Walker and Academy Chaplain Rev Gareth Lane, to wash the windows of the Academy’s main visitor entrance. The windows were scrubbed and squeegeed until they shone in the early Spring Sunshine, literally reflecting the Academy grounds and Berryfields development beyond, but also reflecting the sense of community and team working that is so important to us as a school.
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