A link to the past
Warminster School was delighted to welcome Mr and Mrs Norm Lawler from Australia. Mr Lawler is a descendant of the Griffiths dynasty of Headmasters who ran the School in a formative period between 1793-1840.
Doctor John Griffiths was the founding Head of this dynasty and was Headmaster when Thomas Arnold was at the School. Griffiths is credited with developing the more humanitarian approach to boarding school education that Arnold later introduced to Rugby School in the middle of the 19th Century.
Mr and Mrs Lawler were given a tour by Sixth Former Megan Spencer-Turner taking in the historic “hot spots” of the School including the Fives Court, School House and Boniface Hall. They then met Graeme McQueen, who will be taking over as Head of Alumni and Development in September, and Miss Fiona Beach-MacGeagh, Deputy Head of Admissions, and had a long chat about the Griffiths family and how the School has developed. The Lawlers were then presented with the History of the School signed by the Headmaster. We very much look forward to welcoming them back on their next visit to England.