Over 2000 current and former pupils, staff and invited guests attended the Foundation Day on 29th September as for the first time Foundation Day was combined with Old Millhillians Day. The day began at 1.30pm with a Service of Commemoration of Benefactors in the School Chapel taken by The Rt. Rev. Peter Wheatley, the Bishop of Edmonton. The service was followed by prizegiving when we heard speeches by Sir Gavyn Arthur, Sir Robert Balchin, Dr Luckett and Senior Monitors Katie Bobroff and Nick Lewis.
There were numerous displays of pupils’ work around the school and for many it was their first opportunity to see the Favell Building in operation. The afternoon also offered a number of keenly contested sports fixtures and concluded with a lively display on Top Field by the Corps of Drums. A wonderful aroma filled the quad as the scents of a hog roast, kebabs, burgers and vegetarian food mingled with ice cream and strawberry tarts. Nobody had a need to be thirsty or hungry as all palates were catered for with plenty of food and drink on offer.
A superb day was brought to a close with a Marcus Tate’s film montage of photographs depicting the school grounds, staff and pupils. The evening was rounded off by a spectacular firework display which lit up the iconic portico and school building. Marcus’s film and a film of the evening will be available on this site soon.