Cathedral service to mark De Aston 150th anniversary

This year, 2013, is one of celebration for De Aston School as it marks its 150th anniversary.

The school was founded in 1863 by The Spital Charity and De Aston School Foundation and during May there will be a number of special events.

The main celebrations will take place on Friday, May 10, when the whole school will attend a service at Lincoln Cathedral.

Some of the many former staff and students will be present at the service - including a few well-known names such as Michael Oglesby CBE, Patrick Hawes, Andrew Hawes and Peter Staves, former Diocesan Director of Education.

There will also be an exhibition in the cathedral, incorporating a range of artefacts and photographs from the 1880s onwards which have been found in school archives.

Every pupil will receive a special badge and scarf, as well as the opportunity to contribute towards a large art project where each student will decorate their own tile to form part of a huge ceramic.

There are plans too for a memorial window and garden.

A photograph of all current members of staff and the study body has already been taken for the future archives.