Two of Gad’s youngest Seniors laid a wreath on Charles Dickens’ grave in Westminster Abbey, to mark the 149th anniversary of his death.

The two Year seven students travelled with the school’s Head of English, Mr Paul Wadey, to the author’s memorial floor stone at Poets’ Corner, in the capital’s coronation church.

Its simple inscription was at the social critic’s own request: “that my name be inscribed in plain English letters on my tomb… I rest my claims to the remembrance of my country upon my published works…”.

Mr Wadey said: “Our children are privileged to be taught in the former home of such a great novelist.

“I’m sure the Shell students that are here today will treasure being selected to honour the man who continues to have an impact on their current and future studies.”

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