Tuesday 9th December 2008 was a momentous day for St. Vincent’s School, Hull.

photo of Bishop Terry with Maria Hutchinson and Veronica Evans

The new school hall was formally blessed and officially opened by Bishop Terry. The main school building is over 100 years old. Until very recently the school used the parish hall, situated on the floor above the classrooms for assemblies, PE, drama and concerts. This arrangement, which highlights the excellent relationship between parish and school worked well for many years.

However due to legislation to make buildings accessible for all and to enhance the kitchen and dining facilities at the school, the new hall was built earlier this year.

Pupils, staff and governors at the school were joined by Father White, parish priest and by the former headteacher Mr. Michael Garvey. Throughout the service, conducted by Bishop Terry, the pupils were a credit to the school. They sang beautifully and contributed to Bishop Terry’s interactive homily. The service concluded with the bishop unveiling a memorial plaque whilst children, staff and visitors sang the school hymn ‘Great St. Vincent.’

 Maria Hutchinson and Veronica Evans (Headteachers)

If you are a former parent, pupil or friend of the school and would like to ‘buy’ a brick for the new hall, please contact the school on 01482 342645.