Desmond Tutu visits Archbishop Holgate School

Desmond Tutu visits Archbishop Holgate School

Archbishop Desmond Tutu makes a point at Archbishop Holgate School

Archbishop Desmond Tutu chats with RE teacher and lay chaplain Richard Nihill, head teacher Andrew Daly and pupils Amy Freer and Haley Neal during his visit to Archbishop Holgate School

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ARCHBISHOP Desmond Tutu was the guest of honour at Archbishop Holgate’s CE School in York.

The former Archbishop of Cape Town visited the school in Hull Road yesterday to dedicate a contemplative garden at the heart of the school which will be developed over the next few months by product design students.

The visit came shortly after the school was one of the first secondaries in the country to receive an “outstanding” judgement in all four categories of the new inspection framework of the National Society of the Church of England (SIAS).

The Archbishop visited the school to recognise its work and to celebrate its extensive links with the Diocese of Cape Town since 2004. Archbishop Tutu also received an honorary degree from St John University earlier this week.

Archbishop Tutu said: “It is wonderful to hear from those who went on the visit to South Africa, as it has had such a profound impact on their attitudes towards life. This is a wonderful school – you all certainly get an A for behaviour.”

Andrew Daly, the head teacher, said: “The Archbishop thoroughly enjoyed the visit and we look forward to continuing our mission to ensure every child at the school and in our partner schools in South Africa has an outstanding education.”

Year 12 student Jacob Appleby said: “I talked to the Archbishop about our sixth form and the school. I was very proud to represent the school and I will never forget this day. He is an inspiration and to meet him is an honour.”

Amy Freer, of Year 13, said: “The Archbishop listened to our presentation on our work in South Africa. He made us proud of our achievements and we were inspired by his words.”

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3:40pm Sat 17 Nov 12

R'Marcus says...

We were honored to receive Dr. Desmond Tutu in York.
He is one of the greats of this century and the one before it.
He is a good man in every respect. Keeping the two communities of South Africa after apartheid was stopped was a minor miracle. Desmond Tutu did.
We were honored to receive Dr. Desmond Tutu in York. He is one of the greats of this century and the one before it. He is a good man in every respect. Keeping the two communities of South Africa after apartheid was stopped was a minor miracle. Desmond Tutu did. R'Marcus
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7:45pm Sat 17 Nov 12

bob the builder says...

R'Marcus wrote:
We were honored to receive Dr. Desmond Tutu in York.
He is one of the greats of this century and the one before it.
He is a good man in every respect. Keeping the two communities of South Africa after apartheid was stopped was a minor miracle. Desmond Tutu did.
Absolutely, I wish I'd known in advance, I'd have been up to the Minster to see this inspirational chap, along with Dr Sentamu, you couldn't have got a better ecumenical line up!
[quote][p][bold]R'Marcus[/bold] wrote: We were honored to receive Dr. Desmond Tutu in York. He is one of the greats of this century and the one before it. He is a good man in every respect. Keeping the two communities of South Africa after apartheid was stopped was a minor miracle. Desmond Tutu did.[/p][/quote]Absolutely, I wish I'd known in advance, I'd have been up to the Minster to see this inspirational chap, along with Dr Sentamu, you couldn't have got a better ecumenical line up! bob the builder
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11:08am Sun 18 Nov 12

notsmallminded says...

It would have been great if he had been giving out the 'Desmond's' out at the graduation ceremony at The Minster!
It would have been great if he had been giving out the 'Desmond's' out at the graduation ceremony at The Minster! notsmallminded
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