Our annual Speech Day was held on Friday 1st July in Jubilee Hall. Our Junior students gathered to celebrate the fast approaching conclusion of a fantastic year.
Speech Day provides an opportunity to reflect on some of the highlights of the year. With educational trips across the country, exciting residentials, sporting fixtures, musical events, drama productions, outside lessons in forest schools and the popular creative carousel, each day has been packed with excitement and learning. They have proven to be highlights of the year for many. Whole school (ages 7 – 18 years) House competitions, activities and mental health awareness events have helped relationships grow and develop between Senior section student leaders and peer mentors with our Junior section students. This has been especially wonderful to witness: role models created, friendships developed and a school community coming together.
The ceremony focused around prize giving with presentations of awards. Selection for the awards was difficult – each one of our students in the Junior Section has accomplished so much. We were delighted to present 85 prizes in total and more delighted with the support shown by students for, and of, each other. Celebrations were punctuated with beautiful musical performances from our Under 9 Choir, Under 11 Choir and a roof raising School Song sung by all. Year 6 students received their much anticipated Leavers Book filled with photographs and memories.
Our outgoing Head Girls, Claudia and Grace, gave a vote of thanks and we welcomed our new Head Girl, Rebecca Trout and Deputy Head Girl, Anna-Maria Jayarajasingam. Congratulations to all girls on their appointment to these coveted roles.
A happy and empowering education is at the heart of our school and to mark this occasion, our own alumnae serve as the best role models. A special thanks goes to our guest speaker, Mrs Lizz Wainwright, Senior Marketing Manager for Amazon Prime Europe for joining us. An alumna of the school, Lizz embodies the qualities and characteristics that we are aiming to develop in our students and we were delighted to be joined by Lizz, a fabulous and inspiring role model.
Well done Year 6 – we can’t wait to have your in Year 7 !