The Warwick Crier Makes A Grand Return
Oyez, oyez, oyez! Year 6, 7 and Upper Sixth students were delighted to welcome back the Warwick Town Crier this morning in a slightly different ceremony than usual.
The Town Crier, Michael Reddy, addressed students from the Pavilion, before requesting that the Head Master grant permission for an extra week’s holiday for the boys. In 109 years, he is yet to be refused. The ceremony, dating back to at least 1912, is an important part of the calendar for the school. A fantastic tradition to bring in the end of term, the announcement that the ‘extra’ week’s holiday had been negotiated was met with huge cheers from students gathered on the Cricket Outfield.
After the announcement, the Town Crier met with several Junior School pupils who presented him with donations for his nominated causes. This year, proceeds collected at the event will go to the Mayor’s Charity and High Sheriff’s Charity, which both support small charities in the local community.