The Centenary celebrates 100 years of the School and, although the buildings may have developed in that time, one thing (or many thousands of things!) remain the same – the bluebells of Luckley Wood.
To salute this humble flower and its constancy through the decades, 100 metal ‘blooms’ have been commissioned and will be planted in the grounds so that everyone can enjoy their beauty all year round. Standing 1m high and spiked into the ground, these collectibles will be made available to the School community at the end of July 2019 – a wonderful reminder of our history.
The bluebell signifies ‘humility’: a worthy quality for students at School and their life beyond!
Luckley House School has commissioned Paul Cox to produce the Centenary Bluebells. Paul is a master craftsman and sculptor who graduated from the prestigious Royal Academy Schools in London. He regularly exhibits in museums and galleries around the world. More info www.paul-cox.co.uk
The Luckley House School Family Tree
Once you join Luckley House School you become part of a community that has roots in the past and strong growth for future years. In short, our very own Family Tree.
The School’s close knit community of generations of students and staff plays a huge part in its longevity and success. To illustrate these strong bonds, a painting of a ‘bare’ tree will be displayed throughout the Centenary year and all our family members invited to add their name to the branches. Leaves will be available to purchase to then put your name and message on the tree. At the end of the year, the final, fully flourishing tree will be preserved and displayed for future generations to enjoy.
Centenary Service of Thanksgiving, Wednesday 31 October, Sports Hall
Luckley House School is proud of its foundations, built on Christian love and service. These values underpin all that it does and this will be reflected in a special Centenary Service of Thanksgiving for past and present students, families and staff.
The Service will be conducted by Reverend Jonathan Drake, a long time supporter and friend of the School. He will guide guests to reflect on how Luckley House School has helped identify and develop students’ God-given gifts over the last 100 years and look forward to supporting future generations, whatever their religious beliefs.
Afterwards, all guests are invited to enjoy refreshments and a special birthday cake made at the School.
Musical Firework Extravaganza, Friday 9 November, School field
Bonfire Night has always been a highlight of the Autumn Term at Luckley House School but this year the event is designed to take a step up and set all your senses tingling!
To celebrate the Centenary year, Luckley House Friends is pulling out all the stops to make the annual firework show bigger, better and louder than ever before!
Giving the event a major upgrade, this year the jaw-dropping display will be set to music in a pyromusical routine that will set pulses racing. To ensure the score hits the right note, it has been selected by a group of the School’s musically gifted students.
To complete the evening’s enjoyment, and stave off the cold, hot food and drinks will be available.
All proceeds from the Musical Firework Extravaganza will go towards the Luckley House Friends’ continued funding of equipment and activities to enhance school life, such as the zip wire and Easter Egg Hunt.
Christmas Market, Thursday 29 November, School grounds
Hot mulled wine and sizzling bratwurst… luxury hot chocolate and sticky pastries… Christmas carols around the tree… stalls laden with stocking fillers and Continental treats…
The festive scene is set for the first Luckley House School Christmas Market! On the evening of Thursday 29 November, the School grounds will be transformed into a magical winter village of stalls with the delicious aroma of festive food and drinks filling the crisp night air.
To complete the picture, a choir, band and vocal group from the School will each perform seasonal songs to get you in the mood for the Big Day. All will be invited to gather around the Christmas tree and join them in singing all your favourite carols.
The event also provides the opportunity to find some stocking fillers and presents for all the family. Students have been busy making goods for their stalls, there will be a range of authentic Danish goods and external traders are setting up a variety of stalls.
So get your thermals on, warm up the vocal chords and get ready for a taste of Christmas. If we are lucky, there may even be the odd snowflake to usher in December…
EVERYONE IS INVITED!
The Luckley House School Christmas Market, Thursday 29 November is a FREE TICKETED EVENT.
Tickets will be made available on Ticket Source in September. Details will be emailed to families and published on the School website. Make sure you don’t miss out on the best way to kick off Christmas this year!
The Big Party, Saturday 29 June, School grounds
The Centenary year will reach its culmination on Saturday 29 June 2019 with a celebration for all students, families and staff, past and present, at The Big Party at Luckley House School.
Everyone is invited to the biggest celebration ever seen at the School, bringing together generations of Luckleyans to mark our important milestone.
From the oldest Alumni to the new intakes for September, all will come together as one big family to enjoy a day of fun and festivities. Whatever your age you are bound to find something of interest in our programme of food and drink, music and games, inflatable fun, entertainment, including a photobooth, and culminating in an evening sing-a-long at the outdoor cinema.
So put the date in your diary and more information will be released in January.
Tickets to The Big Party will be available from January. All past and present students, staff and their families are welcome