Medals UK produces the Red Maids High School Founders Day Commemorative Coin each year to mark the Bristol schools annual Celebrations. The annual event commemorates the life and vision of the founder, John Whitson, Mayor and MP of Bristol, who introduced the school back in 1634, making it the oldest surviving girls’ school in England.
The event occurs around 07 November every year, with the date marking the attempted murder of Whitson by Christopher Callowhill, (who stabbed him in the face with a dagger on this date!). During the Founders Day Celebrations, the girls of Red Maids High School march through the city to Bristol Cathedral, where a service takes place and all the pupils are presented with the commemorative coins to mark the important part they all make within the school’s life and history.
The double sided custom coins measure 38.61mm and feature the portrait of the founder John Whitson on the obverse, with the school’s shield on the reverse.
Red Maids High School