This week: Founder’s Day Commemoration, Lulu - karate champion.
Founder’s Day Commemoration
We celebrated Frances Mary Buss’s legacy on 7 April this year, with her favourite flower, the daffodil, in full bloom. Lessons stopped on Thursday afternoon so that students could participate in the traditional posy-making, using blooms in the suffragette colours of white, purple and green in addition to the daffodil in remembrance of Miss Buss.
As always, the commemoration was an inspirational occasion. Rehearsals went well, and the school was buffed and polished as much as was possible with our building works in full swing. We are most grateful to parents and friends in CASCA, who launched their wonderful ‘60 for 60’ campaign on Founder’s Day with the aim of raising £60 000 to furnish our new buildings, and to celebrate the school’s move into this building just over 60 years ago.
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Many visitors told me how much they enjoyed seeing our students singing, speaking and performing so well, and participating fully in the commemoration. As always, the orchestra and choir performed brilliantly and our head students spoke warmly of their appreciation of Miss Buss’s work and the traditions and values she established which we still uphold today.
It is a real pleasure for me to draft my address each year, finding out more and more about the school as I do so. Several people have expressed interest in the collapse of the hall roof, one of the events in the 1970s that I described in my address, so I’ve attached some dramatic photos from our archive so you can see the full extent of the damage. You will note that Camden girls responded as they always do in times of adversity - by making and selling cakes to raise money!
Many thanks to all the visitors who came along and gave their support to the school. The photos say it all!
Lulu, karate champion in Y8!
I am delighted to announce that Lulu, in Y8, has won a gold medal in the Open Karate Championships. There were 2400 competitors from 42 countries, and she and her squad did extremely well to achieve at such a high level in their sport.