In 1996, following the exhortation and encouragmeent of Lord Mayor to all the Companies to form educational links, the Dyers made contact with Mrs Jane Marwood MA., then Head Teacher of Boutcher Church of England Primary School, an old established school in Bermondsey.
It was agreed that Art, Music and Literature were areas which would benefit from Dyers’ sponsorship, and art materials, books and musical instruments have since been provided as well as the services of peripatetic art and music teachers. The school choir provided musical entertainment for our guests during dinner at Fishmongers’ Hall one year.
Members of the Company have also given advice on garden, playground and website design, on musical activities and on general financial management. Perhaps the most valued contribution from the Company is a presentation by the Prime Warden of a book to every pupil at the end of each school year.