On Thursday 14 June a short ceremony took place to lay the Foundation Stone of the Turberville Building. It was led by Rev. Peter Swaffield, who was our Chaplain until last year, and before that an English teacher and a student here; he laid the stone along with the Heads Prefects Sebastiano Zane and Millie Richardson.

Peter Swaffield laid his family Bible under the foundation stone and spoke briefly to emphasise how this symbolised the founding principles on which the school is built. The inscription on the stone ends with a quotation from Psalm 90: “May the favour of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us – yes, establish the work of our hands.” We will all be able to admire the stone when the building opens in early 2019.

Those present were:

Headmaster Guy Sanderson and Mrs Laura Sanderson

Rev. Peter Swaffield and Dr Elizabeth Breese

Head Prefects – Sebastiano Zane and Millie Richardson

From the building company – Gilbert Ash: Raymond Gilroy, Construction Director; Emmett Holmes, Project Manager; Gary Hines, Site Manager

From the architects – Levitt Bernstein: Victoria Turner, Associate Director; David Magill, Project Architect

Master of the Junior School Edmund Cavendish

Bursar Susan Roxby

Archivist Mark Stickings

(Photographer Joe White)