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Red Maids school mark 375th anniversary with firework display

Red Maids school mark 375th anniversary with firework display

PUPILS, parents, teachers and governors gathered at The Red Maids' School to launch a year of celebrations to mark the school's 375th anniversary.

Red Maids', which was founded in 1634 by Bristol's then-mayor, John Whitson, is the oldest girls' school in the country.

On Friday its current crop of pupils and their families enjoyed a barbecue and fireworks display in the Westbury-on-Trym grounds.

T in the Park Display

A jazz band from the QEH boy's school was also on hand to provide entertainment.

On Thursday – the first day of the new academic year – a service was held in the school's Denmark Hall to mark the anniversary year.

Among the guests were Lord Mayor Chris Davies and Mary Prior, the Queen's Lord-Lieutenant for Bristol. Pupils were also given a commemorative booklet and mug, designed by a Year 7 student, to mark the occasion.

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