Song for Benenden - September

29 Sep 2020

Girls at school

At the School’s 90th Anniversary Service in Canterbury Cathedral in March 2014, the Head Girl, Amber Donovan-Stevens N/Elms 15, composed and read a poem she had written entitled September.

These powerful and evocative words have been read at numerous services and events since that day, and this term they felt particularly poignant as the School gathered once again after such a long time away from the site.

The poem was subsequently set to music by David Bednall in honour of Mr Michael Leung, a huge supporter of Benenden, and the song was premiered at a fundraising Ball in Hong Kong in 2017.

More recently, five members of the Six Two – Poppy, Pandora, Lexie, Catherine and Rachael – gathered in the Chapel to make this recording, and we’re delighted to be able to share it now with the wider Benenden community.

Listen to the song here