Quaker Superpowers!

Celebrating Founder’s Day with games, popcorn, and a call for justice.

Founder’s Day is, of course, about marking Thomas Sidwell’s birthday with good old-fashioned fun and games. But it is also a day of reflection—one that comes after a particularly turbulent year of racial violence, climate crises, and, of course, the pandemic. This year, Head of School Bryan Garman asked the community to think carefully about the seeds we plant in the young minds at Sidwell Friends. “The current turbulence calls us to still the waters and help our children contemplate questions of equity and justice,” Garman writes. “Peace, reflection, and compassion—these are the superpowers of a Quaker education, when properly watered.” For more from Garman’s letter, a video he made for students, and a collection of fun snaps from the day, see below.


Founder's Day Photos


Upper School Choral Video

 


Happy Founder's Day Video

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Quaker Superpowers!

Celebrating Founder’s Day with games, popcorn, and a call for justice.