Sibford head Michael Goodwin said: “The literal definition of the word ‘inspire’ is ‘to breathe or blow upon or into’ and as we go through life there are many people whose breath makes its mark on us.
“When we were thinking of a theme for Open Day it was the inspirational legacy of Nelson Mandela that originally led us to pick this topic. However, as the event has drawn closer, there have been numerous candidates who have been put forward … some famous and others who will be unknown to all but a few. We look forward to sharing thoughts about them with all who visit.”
Current parents, former pupils and staff, friends of the school and prospective parents are all invited to Sibford’s annual Open Day. Events start at 9.30am and will include a celebration featuring live performances from music, drama and English students; exhibitions of pupils’ work; a presentation for prospective parents and refreshments.
• Sibford pupil Will Homewood has taken to You Tube to share his thoughts about the person who inspired him. Holocaust Survivor Zigi Shipper visited the school in March and as part of an RS project, musician Will has composed and recorded ‘Song for Zigi’.
The song includes the words:
Many years have passed by
But we should never forget
The pain you were put through
The torture, the threats
You talked of walking over hundreds of bodies
Those people were mothers, sisters and brothers.
Your neighbours, colleagues, family and friends
All herded like cattle, to a gruesome end.
Zigi you went through so much hurt and pain
How you can still smile, I cannot explain!
You made it through more than I understand
You’re an example of a Great Man.