College community clap for carers and armed forces - Hurstpierpoint College

College community clap for carers and armed forces

For the past two Thursday evenings, around 40 members of the college community who live on-site have paid tribute to the NHS and key workers in a clap for carers, against a backdrop of the Chapel tower which was illuminated in blue to mark the occasion.

Last night, not only was the tower illuminated in blue but also in red as the group also recognised the armed forces and celebrated VE Day. There was a short service led by Assistant Chaplain, Rev Jonny Womak, after which the Union Jack was raised and there was the opportunity for staff members to light a candle in the chapel. The event was live-streamed for members of the Hurst community who were unable to be there.

It was great to see so many people venture out to show support for key workers and our armed forces. In dark times there is a greater need for the light, and it is easier to see that light. So, for me, this was a little bit of light that brought a moment of hope and relief from all the uncertainty that is going on around us Rev Jonny Womack, Assistant Chaplain

Thank you to all who were able to support the past two events, including those who helped with social distancing markers. We intend to light the chapel every Thursday from now on Rob Kift, Director of Sport

The illumination of the chapel was very special indeed, a lovely community moment, not only to pay homage to the NHS and our armed forces, but for a few of us who live on-site to gather together again in the old way, Tim Manly, Headmaster