Cricket Holiday


It is uncertain when the first Cricket Holiday was celebrated at St. Paul’s School, but the tradition goes back at least one hundred years.  During Samuel Smith Drury’s Rectorship the holiday included a long walk through the grounds for all the new students, followed by a picnic.  Similarly, for the current Cricket Holiday celebrations the Rector has invited new members of the St. Paul’s School community, students, faculty and staff,  to put on their hiking shoes and follow him on a guided tour through the wooded, more remote areas of the grounds.  In general, it is a day, outside the ordinary schedule, set aside for students to enjoy the pleasant fall weather and the beauty of the vast School grounds.

In this photograph Henry Crocker Kittredge, Sixth Rector of St. Paul’s School (1947-1954), is shown reading to the students on Cricket Holiday.

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"Cricket Holiday." St. Paul's School. Ohrstrom Library Digital Archives. Web. 13 July 2024.