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Staff and pupils celebrate life of Woodard founder at Westminster Abbey

25 November 2011
Staff and pupils celebrate life of Woodard founder at Westminster Abbey

Yesterday the Head Boy, Head Girl, Senior Prefects and Junior Prefects travelled to London with the Headmaster, Chaplain and Governors to take a leading role in a service at Westminster Abbey to mark the birth of one of the country's leading lights in the field of education.

Joined by over 1,000 other staff and pupils from the Woodard family of schools, the service celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of educational visionary and Woodard founder, The Reverend Canon Nathaniel Woodard (1811 - 1891).

Headmaster at the Cathedral School, Stephen Morris said: "Taking part in this national service was a huge opportunity and honour for everyone involved in Woodard schools, especially our pupils, who were an absolute joy to share this special occasion with."

Today, Woodard Schools form the largest group of independent Church of England schools in England and Wales with 46 schools and, as part of the Woodard Corporation, strive to promote Nathaniel Woodard's educational principles.
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