Lord Mayor of London leads Freemen’s prize day celebrations
City of London Freemen’s annual Prize Giving Day took place on Thursday 6th of July, giving the school community the chance to celebrate the events and achievements of the past school year.
The Right Honourable Lord Mayor, Dr Andrew Parmley, led the procession with an audience consisting of the parents, pupils and grandparents as well as representatives from each of the City of London Livery companies.
The audience was then welcomed with speeches by the school’s Chairman Deputy Roger Chadwick, OBE and the Headmaster Roland Martin. Later on, guests were entertained by the School’s String Trio No. 1, whose rendition of Op.3 – 1st movement by Beethoven, reminded the audience of the superb musical talent of all ages within the school.
Prizes and trophies for the academic year 2016-2017 were then presented to dozens of proud pupils, including a large group of those who had just left the Upper Sixth and are about to embark on university courses at Oxford and Cambridge.
In his address to pupils and guests, the Headmaster, Roland Martin, drew attention to the importance of making a significant contribution to the wider community as a means to improve not only our own life experience but also university and job prospects.
Head Girl, Amelia Hart thanked the school for such a holistic, well- rounded education and delivering on its promise to foster the development of 'the whole person' in each of us.
The day concluded with the traditional afternoon tea with dignitaries, parents and grandparents in the school’s unique Italian gardens.