July 9, 2018
In accordance with long-established tradition, the School gathered for Founders’ Day on Saturday 7 July, a sign that the academic year is drawing to a close. A number of pupils assisted the headmaster in the tribute to the School’s founders through its long and varied history, while the address was given by the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall. As he had recently presided over the interment of the ashes of Stephen Hawking in Westminster Abbey, he naturally referred to one of the School’s most famous old boys in his sermon, using him as a model of overcoming adversity and of ambition. He urged the students present in the Abbey to try to make their mark, follow their dreams and strive to do something to make the world a better place.
After the service parents, teachers and Old Albanians enjoyed drinks in the sunshine before a splendid lunch. This in turn was followed by a range of fun and sporting activities at the Woollams Playing Fields, involving pupils throughout the School, as well as and parents.