Mrs Heywood's Words Autumn 3
This week we were delighted to hold our annual Speech Day and Prize Giving Ceremony where over nine hundred pupils and invitees attended this prestigious event. The afternoon featured a lively Russian Melody performed by our school ensemble and a moving contemporary performance from Cassie Halpin and Josh Morgan. The school was also pleased to welcome back former pupil, Lord James O’Shaughnessy as guest speaker who presented pupils with their awards highlighting the many successes of the past academic year.
Prizes were given for achievement, endeavour and progress, as well as for excellence in specific subjects. The prize winners are a true representation of everything that we stand for here at Claires Court – these hardworking, articulate young students are a credit to the school and an inspiration to many among their peers. It is through achievements such as these that were recognised on Thursday that we are clearly able to see the skill, high expectation and commitment of our staff and pupils. Well done to each and every one of you. I know that you have worked and played hard, meeting challenges head on. I am sure that in the last year you have enjoyed successes as well as disappointments. We all learn from our experiences, good and bad and success rarely happens without occasional failure. So, whether you were a prize winner or not, we are very proud of all of you.