Today is a very special day at Oakhill, our Chair of Governors, and Mr Baron is 80 years young! This morning he was surprised with a Birthday celebration which involved Nursery, School and Leisure.

The morning began with our Head Boy, Sam reminding Mr Baron what happened the year he was born, World War II continued, the Thames froze for the first time since 1888 and food rationing was introduced. Pre Prep and Pre School began the singing with a beautiful rendition of Happy Birthday and then presented Mr Baron with a beautiful card and present. Next, it was the turn of Prep to present their card.

The seniors tribute was in two parts, firstly a poem by Year 9 pupil Matthew who ended by telling Mr Baron if he was 80 in dog years – he wouldn’t be here! He then asked not to be expelled…fingers crossed Matthew. Then the Year 11 music GCSE group performed Be Still, one of Mr Baron’s favourite hymns. Principal, Mrs Buttery spoke about Oakhill being Mr Baron’s mission and reminded of the words from a prayer by Saint John Henry Newman.

Next, was a video montage of good wishes from all the staff interspersed by some recent and not so recent photos. The celebration ended with an amazing cake made by Mrs Hennighan which we all enjoyed. Pupils were also treated to a crème egg from Mr Baron. Happy Birthday Mr B and we hope you have a lovely day.