Monday 28th January 2019
On Friday, January 25th, 2019, the children and staff at Upper School were pleased to welcome Governors as they joined us for our annual Prayers in memory of Mrs Del Anderson who was Headmistress from 1948 to 1981, Principal and Chairman of Governors until her death in 1999, and Mr Robert Anderson, who was Headmaster from 1948 to 1974.
We remember Mr & Mrs Anderson every year by holding a special Commemorative Prayers as close as we are able to Mrs Anderson’s birthday, January 28th. As well as singing the two favourite hymns of Mrs Anderson and Mr Anderson, respectively “Morning has Broken” and “He Who Would Valiant Be”, we were privileged to hear Jessica I’s flawless vocal performance of “Panis Angelicus” and the recitation by the Del Anderson Scholarship applicants of “The Unending Sky” by John Masefield.
Mrs Belinda Avery, Mrs Anderson’s granddaughter, talked of her and Mr Chapples’ grandparents’ life’s work at High March and recalled many of her memories of Mrs Anderson. She told the children about Mr and Mrs Anderson meeting on a boat as they journeyed back from Argentina in the 1930s. The children enjoyed hearing about Mrs Anderson’s love of poetry which has led to the endowment by the Anderson Family of a poetry scholarship at High March in her memory, as well as tales of Mrs Anderson’s Yorkshire terrier, Sonnet, who was a frequent visitor to High March.