Speech Day is always one of our favourite events of the year. Call it Speech Day, Prizegiving or in the case of this year, End of Year Assembly, it is an opportunity to celebrate our pupils’ achievements. As has often been the case this year, we adapted our plans to ensure that students received the recognition they deserve. As Mr Allen advised parents,
Unfortunately, after a lot of consideration we have made the difficult decision not to host our Prize Giving on Saturday 10th July. After the decision by the Government to delay ‘Freedom Day’ until July 19th, we have explored ways we could safely host the event in its traditional format but we do not feel it is feasible to do so and follow the guidelines. Most of the year, our primary focus has been on keeping everyone as safe as possible and having worked so hard to do so up to this point it would seem a complete contradiction to take such a risk at this stage. A large number of people assembling from all around the country could compromise everyone’s safety and impact the first few weeks of the holiday for a lot of people, as track and trace would have to be implemented.
Hopefully, this will be the final time that we have to cancel one of my favourite events of the year, and I look forward to welcoming everyone back in to school in the not too distant future.
Whilst we appreciate that it is not the same as being present in person, enjoy watching our celebration. And once again, well done to all who have gone above and beyond . . . staff, parents and most importantly, our pupils. Many congratulations to our recipients!