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Blue Coat Day

It was a balmy 17 degrees as the KH community spilled from the welcome ceremony onto the pristine pitches for the Blue Coat Day festivities.

It was another fine 350-year celebration event, and the second in what school chaplain Canon Peter Campion said he hoped would become “a really great established tradition in our school”.

There was a lovely relaxed atmosphere as music, laughter and fine aromas filled the air.

The vintage Afternoon Tea tent was soon in full clatter as revellers sipped from china cups and sampled an array of home-baked delights, having paid the €5 contribution towards the school’s Zambia project.

Students, parents, past pupils and staff mingled at the ice-cream van, BBQs and food tents.

Picnic blankets were laid out as friends – old and new – came together, catching up and enjoying the events. Nearby, tag rugby and tennis tournaments were soon in full flight.

There were games galore, face painting and inflatables, a bake sale and craft stalls.

It was a delightful afternoon for all who attended and a resounding success for the Student Council-led fête.