Holy Cross school celebrates 170th anniversary

Holy Cross Primary School pupils celebrate the school’s 170th anniversary at St Margaret the Queen Church, Buxted Park.

Holy Cross Primary School is celebrating its 170th anniversary this year and pupils marked the occasion at an annual pilgrimage.

The sun shone as they walked together to St Margaret the Queen Church in Buxted Park and were able to sit inside in their ‘bubbles’.

Each enjoyed a drink and snack before the celebration service where there were contributions from every class.

Pupils have a break after their walk to church and before the celebratory service.


The school said: “Our youngest pupils in Cherry class sang a prayer for us, whilst Oak class shared some fantastic artwork about their favourite activities at school.

“Five children from Silver Birch shared some of the things they like about Holy Cross, and our oldest pupils in Willow class demonstrated the fruits of their recent lyric writing workshop with a fantastic rap, performed by the whole class, about Holy Cross.

“We are very proud of our school and its close-knit community, and it was especially wonderful to see our oldest pupils supporting their Reception class bubble, and enjoying the walk together.”

See a vlog of the pilgrimage here on YouTube.

Pupils take part in a special service to mark the 170th anniversary of Holy Cross Primary School


And here’s the Willow Class Holy Cross 170th Anniversary rap:

Let’s start by saying why we’re here,
To celebrate our 170th year,
To everyone in church, we hold you dear,
Let’s give Holy Cross one big cheer!

Our teacher told us to write a prayer,
So when we get to church, we can share,
We thought “that won’t show our writing flair”,
So we wrote a rap, please beware!

Our school is such an amazing place,
One that definitely can’t be replaced,
We love our school, it’s just the case,
I’ll tell you what, we’ll cut to the chase.

We’re so glad we’re back after lockdown,
To our special school in the heart of town,
We promise to work hard all year round,
So we learn Holy Cross is a proper noun!

To the teachers and staff at our school,
We promise to follow the GREAT rules,
To all our friends, you are so cool,
This is the best Church of England School!

Let’s thank all the staff at Holy Cross,
We hope our points have come across,
It’s time to make up for learning lost,
We hope our rap has impressed the boss!

At Holy Cross, we are so proud,
To be pupils, let’s say it out loud!

At Holy Cross, we are so proud,
To be pupils, let’s say it out loud!

At Holy Cross, we are so proud,
To be pupils, let’s say it out loud!

At Holy Cross, we are so proud,
To be pupils, let’s say it out loud!

Children share what they like best about Holy Cross school in its 170th anniversary year.

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