Wisbech Grammar School students pay homage to town’s citizens in London

WISBECH Grammar School students helped commemorate the lives of two of the town’s most celebrated citizens at events in London.

Four Year 6 pupils in Magdalene House at Wisbech Grammar’s preparatory school, together with two members of staff, Alison Kelly and Julia McAdam, laid flowers at the Westminster Abbey memorial of past pupil Thomas Clarkson.

They gave thanks to his determination and courage in working towards the abolition of slavery before attending a service of evensong at the Abbey.

The group visited Octavia Hill’s Red Cross Garden, established by the Wisbech-born co-founder of the National Trust, and planted a rose bush named after her at the site.

Youngsters also enjoyed lunch on the terrace of the House of Lords as Holly Stevenson, 10, described the trip as a “chance of a lifetime”.

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