Close

Our School App Stay connected on the go...

Open

Read OurLatest News

Charter Day 2018

IMG 0972

 

On Monday 12th November, a selection of students from Primary and Year 8 Secondary students attended the annual Society of Merchant Venturers (SMV) Charter Day at Bristol Cathedral. They represented the Academy incredibly well, enjoyed joining in with the choir during the ceremony and were delighted to receive a large sugared bun to take home and share with their family and friends.

 

IMG 0995

IMG 1002

 

 

WHAT IS CHARTER DAY?

The Society of Merchant Venturers celebrates Charter Day each year on 10th November (or on the closest Monday after the 10th if the 10th falls on a weekend). Charter Day itself commemorates the granting of the Royal Charter by Edward VI in 1552 and endorsed by Charles I in 1639. On this day, the new Master of the Society for the ensuing year will also take office and be sworn in at Merchants’ Hall after the service in the Cathedral.

 

DISTRIBUTION OF BUNS & SHILLINGS

The custom of handing out buns and two shillings (10p) to the pupils of the Merchant Schools dates back in tradition. The ‘starver’ bun on the top, is there for pupils to eat to stave off hunger while the larger cake traditionally was there to be taken home. 

 

Merchant Venturers Logo White on Gold 72dpi

Page Gallery

@MerchantsAc

Twitter

Follow Us @MerchantsAc
  • What a great achievement from Year 10 student Warren!!!! Keep an eye out for an article this week celebrating his success in the Bristol Post!! 🥊🥇🏆 Read more February 11th
  • Worried about drugs? Alcohol? What is in our community and the effects? Help is available. Have the conversation with your young person – you will be glad you did. Read more Read more February 11th
  • If you're teaching the AQA P&C Cluster this term, here are a few blogs that I have written. The following links are for blogs on Blake's 'London', Dharker's 'Tissue', Garland's 'Kamikaze', and Tennyson's 'Charge of the Light Brigade'. Also one on lit theory: January 31st
  • Give your child a safe space to explore their curiosity online. These step-by-step guides will help you to set up the right controls and privacy settings: Read more January 31st
  • Knowledge Organisers for GCSE English ready to go as part of the the new T&L vision in Merchants' Academy English lessons! Make sure you've got your copy, Year 11s! Read more January 22nd