Junior Girls Prize Giving
The annual Junior Girls Prize Giving celebrates the year just gone and is a farewell (for now) to Year 6.
The event started off with a funny carpool video the staff at Junior Girls made, before each year group was introduced to take their seats. After a montage of pictures demonstrating the breadth of learning and opportunities that have been available to the girls the past year.
Each year group performed a piece to the audience bringing lots of smiles, laughter and just a few tears. The stage was then handed over to guest speaker, Julia Immonen, who founded the charity Sport for Freedom; she spoke about their aims to bring freedom from human trafficking and modern day slavery and her 3000 mile row across the Atlantic Ocean. Julia also encouraged the girls to chase their dreams and spoke of the exciting adventures ahead the girls are sure to have.
A final staff video was shown to the song ‘can’t stop the feeling’, featuring an interesting choice of dance moves from some teachers!
The audience and pupils were then ushered outside for the release of the Year 6 balloons containing their dreams for the future.
James Wilding, Academic Principal commented;
“At our Junior Girls Prize Giving, Julia Immonen, founder of the Sport for Freedom charity inspired our girls to sit up, take notice and do something special to resist the growing presence of modern day slavery that our economy can’t help but encourage. Young people can be trapped into car wash work, begging on the streets, or working in sweatshops. How could the girls not be inspired when someone like Julia speaks to them about her own challenge to row the atlantic, which she did so successfully in 2011, in order to highlight the blight of human trafficking.”
Pupil and staff video to 'Can't Stop The Feeling'