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22 September 2022

Tour de Drapers

Tours de Drapers

It was a very exciting morning on Thursday 22nd September when we welcomed ten members of the Drapers’ Company and staff to Howell’s. They attended the Senior School and College assembly to tell us about their four-day, 250 mile charity bike ride, Tour de Drapers, during which they will visit seven schools affiliated with the Drapers’ Company. This challenge is to raise funds for and awareness of the Master's Charity, Place2Be, which provides mental health support in schools through one to one and group counselling. It also offers training and professional qualifications. Following assembly students from the Prep and Senior Schools lined the lane and cheered the group on with flags and balloons as they set off on the next stage of their journey. Everyone at Howell’s wishes the team the very best of luck in this epic challenge! Click here to find out more.

Thomas Howell, after whom Howell’s is named, was a wealthy merchant of Welsh descent who died in 1537. He left the bulk of his estate in trust to the Drapers’ Company to provide dowries each year for deserving orphan maidens. Wise investment resulted in such an increase in the income from the estate that in 1852 an act was passed to use it for the establishment of two schools for “orphan maidens” in Wales in Llandaff and Denbigh. The schools were built in 1858-9 and Howell’s School, Llandaff, opened on 1st August 1860. We are extremely grateful to the Drapers’ Company which continues to provide generous support to Howell’s.


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