Godolphin welcomes over 100 new girls

Godolphin School | 7 Sep 2017
This week, over 100 new girls have joined the Prep and Senior schools of Godolphin in Salisbury.
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Photo: Chaplain Dr Wood blesses new girls in Godolphin's Senior school

Girls as young as three and as old as 14 were welcomed into the Godolphin community through a unique ceremony, ‘The Pinny Service’.  The Godolphin pinny is worn up until Sixth Form and is highly distinctive, giving the girls a sense of identity and belonging.  During the service, chaplain Dr Stella Wood used rosemary, the herb of remembrance and water, a symbol of life and growth to bless both the pinnies and the girls themselves.  Prayers were said for them and for their families and they were given a Godolphin hymn book which they will keep throughout their time at the school.  

Speaking afterwards, Dr Wood said ‘This is such a special occasion for both our new girls and their families.  I particularly look forward to the moment when I begin to spray the girls with water using the rosemary sprigs.  To see the looks on their faces and then hear their giggles and laughs is just wonderful!’

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Photo: Godolphin's unique pinny service to welcome new Prep girls
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Photo: Emma Hattersley, Head, presents new girls with their pinnies


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