Prize Giving Evening
On Wednesday 25th April, our annual Prize Giving event was held at the college.
This was a splendid occasion, during which the talents, academic achievement and work ethic of students from across the age range was publicly recognised. The evening was enhanced by musical performances from a number of students. Macey Fletcher (Yr13) and Harriot Wilton (Yr13) sang the duet ‘Sound the Trumpet’ by Purcell, whilst Sophie Simpson (Yr10) performed the aria ‘Art Thou Troubled?’ from Handel’s opera, Rodelinda. In contrast, Jada Newbold (Yr11) sang the 1940s Glen Miller classic ‘At Last’. The evening also included two items from the King Edward VII Choir: the anthem “If Ye Love Me” by Thomas Tallis, and Leonard Cohen’s famous ballad “Hallelujah”.
The prizes were presented by our guest of honour, Professor Jon Scott from the University of Leicester. Professor Scott, who is both a Pro-Vice Chancellor at the university and a distinguished academic in the field of zoology and biological sciences, gave an inspirational speech to everybody in attendance. The evening also provided an opportunity for our new Head Boy (Adam Frankland) and Head Girl (Chantel Young) to make their first public appearance.
Many different awards were presented to our students covering the full spectrum of subjects. Additionally, special awards were made to students who had shown outstanding progress across a range of subjects.
We would like to pay tribute to the students who won an award on the evening, and encourage all our students to work hard, aim high and take full advantage of the opportunities available. Next year, you too could be one of the prize winners!