Yesterday we celebrated the hard work and achievements of pupils and staff over the last year in our annual Prizegiving ceremony at Chester Racecourse. Following an uplifting Cathedral Service, the sun shone as our worthy prizewinners and their proud families and friends made their way to the marquee at the racecourse.
Following the welcome by the Chairman of Governors, Mrs Joanne Clague and an introduction by The Headmaster, Mr Chris Ramsey, the presentation of prizes commenced. We were delighted to welcome Sir Roger Scruton, writer and philosopher to present the awards this year. Over 160 prestigious prizes were awarded, recognising all areas of achievement across the school from sport and drama to academic and music.
We were treated to some wonderful musical interludes from our Sixth Formers, including Erika Ignataviciute’s solo of Send in the Clowns, and William Medland and Edward Ramsey’s talented and amusing rendition of their duet Mushnik & Son from their performance in Little Shop of Horrors earlier in the year. Barnaby Rule performed his own piece of creative poetry shining a light on life in the Sixth Form common room.
Headmaster, Chris Ramsey and Sir Roger Scruton brought the ceremony to a close with truly motivational speeches for the students before everyone enjoyed a delicious buffet lunch.
Well done to each and every one of our students who received prizes this year, taking time out to reflect on these achievements is so important. Thank you also to all the friends and family who came along to help celebrate and make the day such a wonderful success. The perfect way to end yet another fantastic year here at King’s.