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Remembering John Eggar

School's long history celebrated

On October 3rd and in a service which happens every year at Holybourne Church, Year 7 students remembered their founder, a local farmer named John Eggar. 

Under a Trust Deed dated 21st March 1638, Eggar realised his idea of providing a school to serve the needs of its community. The first Head Teacher was appointed in 1642 – the date that appears on the school badge and which is proudly displayed on the current Eggar’s School blazer. 

The Year 7's  walked in a crocodile to Holybourne (another tradition of the day) and then enjoyed a lovely service led by the Reverend Chris Bradish.  The whole service helped the students really appreciate the long history of their new school.