We were deeply touched and honoured to learn that John Starling, who was a student at Whitgift Middle School – now Trinity School – between 1946 and 1953, has left an incredibly generous bequest in his will to “be used or invested by the music department of Trinity School for the purposes of either the tuition of or for the purchase of instruments for use by pupils whose parents cannot afford to provide these.”
“It will be wonderful to be able to offer our bursary students the opportunity to participate in the life-changing experience of learning a musical instrument,” said our Director of Music, David Swinson.
John, who passed away last August, was a very popular and engaged alumnus of Trinity School and frequently visited many of our events throughout the year. His interests were wide-ranging, from sport to the arts, and he loved attending our annual Art exhibitions of A-level and GCSE work. A dedicated music lover, he thoroughly enjoyed our choral concerts, Jazz evenings, the opening of our new Music School and our Organ Fund Concert. John was always there to support us whenever we were celebrating the richness of school life. He is sadly missed by us all, but his legacy will live on through his generosity. Thank you, John.
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