On Wednesday 11 May, all our pupils and staff from Quainton Hall and John Lyon (our senior school) came together to celebrate our School Values as well as to kick start Quainton Hall’s 125 anniversary celebrations. It was also an opportunity to celebrate and mark the end of John Lyon’s historic 145th anniversary year, where the school became co-ed.
Following a whole school photograph with over 1,000 people, prep and senior pupils formed mixed age-group teams with our pupils and took part in activities at John Lyon’s main campus, Sudbury Fields as well as onsite at Quainton Hall. The teams, led by senior pupils, participated in activities that centred around our values and sustainability. Pupils took part in over 30 activities. To name a few, they designed vacuums, went on treasure hunts, learnt about electric vehicles, cooked quick and healthy plant-based meals, learnt about composting, took part in sustainable games, built hedgehog hotels, recycled and looked for bees and other insects. A real highlight was seeing some of the older John Lyon senior students interacting with our younger prep pupils – supporting and encouraging them throughout the day.
Values Day not only provided us with a unique opportunity to promote and reflect upon our core values, but it also allowed us to come together as one 3-18 through-school, from nursery right the way up to sixth form, and celebrate our wonderful community!