Bonfire Night 2021

Wycombe Abbey Fireworks 2021

It was wonderful to host our traditional Bonfire Night and fireworks display on Wednesday 3 November; we were delighted to welcome over 1500 pupils, families and staff from the Wycombe Abbey community to this event.

In the lead up to the day, LIV pupils from each Senior House created bonfire guys around the theme of their House colour. The final pieces were quite substantial in size and the Headmistress, Mrs Duncan, judged the winners based on their interpretation of the House colour theme and quality of presentation. The winner was Sonic the Hedgehog by Shelburne, followed by Barry House’s Smurf and Wendover’s Red Phone Box.

Bonfire Night Guys

The bonfire guys were displayed in the Davies Sports Centre foyer for everyone to see on Bonfire Night. This was also where the House Charity stalls were set up with each of the Senior Houses. There was an excited buzz in the Sports Hall as pupils and families took part in raffles, lucky dip competitions, bought jewellery, clothing and art. The Houses put a great deal of effort into advertising their stalls, making eye-catching designs and drumming up business from the passers-by. Mrs Hyde, Assistant Chaplain who oversees the coordination of the School’s charity work, judged the best stall to be Butler House. There was a special mention to Barry House for raising the most money on the night. Overall, £4022 was raised, the largest total ever for a Bonfire Night, and this will be split equally between our Whole School Charities, Ripple Africa and Rape Crisis.

Everyone then headed outside to watch the bonfire and fireworks display. This professional display was choreographed to music which everyone really enjoyed despite the chilly November weather. The grand finale to Mr Brightside, a Wycombe Abbey favourite, was spectacular and everyone cheered as the display reached its climax.

We would like to thank everyone who worked so hard to make this special event happen.

Mr James Mercer-Kelly
Senior Deputy Head (Professional Development and Systems)