8th September 2016
Trinity School’s new headmaster, Mr Lawrence Coen, today marked the first day of the new school year with a special ‘Welcome Service’, which was attended by all the staff and pupils of the Prep and Senior departments.
The setting could not have been better, as the glorious Devon sunshine, and the back drop of sea and the coastline combined to create a truly uplifting atmosphere.
Mr Coen spoke passionately about the school’s vision, and encouraged all pupils to embrace the many opportunities and challenges on offer at Trinity. The service included prayers led by the school’s chaplain, Revd Jonathon, and a special reading by 6th former Sennen Pappin. The reading was particularly poignant and inspiring as it was last year’s 6th Form Leavers’ message written by student Benjamin Wells entitled “Life is a series of Rooms.”
Pupils and staff sang the school hymn ‘Lord for the Years’ and the chaplain finished the service with an invitation for all pupils and staff to say a blessing to each other. Commenting on the service, Rev’d Jonathon said, ‘It was a lovely way to formally welcome all of the pupils at the beginning of this school year and to gather together as a school community. There was a real sense of togetherness and purpose, and a clear message from our headmaster to get stuck in and enjoy life here at Trinity. There is a very exciting range of opportunities and experiences on offer to our pupils and this service was a great opportunity at the beginning of the year to encourage them to have a go!”