On Thursday, the Junior School took part in the annual Wassailing Ceremony, where we woke up the trees with a song and the juice of last year’s apple harvest.

To begin the Wassailing Ceremony, students filed out from the Junior School onto the orchard, filling the air with noise as they banged on pots and played instruments, and each adorning a Wassailing wicker crown.

Students have been preparing for weeks for this very ceremony. Some have practised speeches, others have made props and crowns, and others have been practising the Wassailing song.