Founder's Day 2020

School Celebrates a Virtual Founder’s Day

The restrictions of this extraordinary year haven’t stopped Wolverhampton Grammar School celebrating its traditional Founder’s Day.

Created to recognise our 1512 founder, Sir Stephen Jenyns, this annual event is a much loved tradition for students and staff alike. It is traditionally one of the few occasions when the whole school can come together at St Peter’s Church in the city centre.

Like so many other events this year, Founder’s Day required a digital solution to ensure everyone could come together – albeit virtually.

The Head, Alex Frazer; Deputy Head, Nic Anderson; Head Girl Lizzie Anderson and Head Boy Brandon Taylor alongside our Senior Prefects visited the church last week to be filmed performing the traditional welcome, readings and messages alongside the Rev David Wright.

Old Wulfrunian, Manan Malik (OW 2004) was guest of honour and delivered an impressive address. You can watch his address here: https://youtu.be/Ko3xCyjrNL4

Their words were combined with music from one of our senior choirs and messages of support to our students from a number of Old Wulfrunians including Emily Birch (OW 2014), Robin Cooper (OW 1956), Jon Crawford (OW 2014), Stephen Hegedus (OW 1991), Amy Page (OW 2001) and Alex Vergopoulos (OW 1990).

All students and staff from across the School watched the service from classrooms on Friday 16th October before the beginning of half term. As this year’s event was filmed, parents were also able to watch the whole ceremony on Wolverhampton Grammar School’s Parent Portal. If you are a current parent you can view the event here: https://firefly.wgs-sch.net

Visit our events page https://wgs.org.uk/alumni/news-and-events/ for forthcoming events and reunions. Alternatively, you can keep up to date with latest Old Wulfrunian news across our social media channels: TwitterFacebook, LinkedIn.