The hall was filled with parents, staff and Wishford guests on Friday night as we gathered for our annual Prize Giving for Year 6, who will of course shortly be moving on to their senior schools.
The evening is always a great occasion and the hall looked at its best, thanks to some beautiful flowers arranged by Sue Cooper as well as balloons and various accessories following the purple and yellow theme this year.
The supper prepared by our Holroyd Howe chef and staff looked and tasted amazing.
However, the main focus was our Year 6s and the evening gave us an opportunity to reflect back on how far each of them has come and to celebrate the wonderful young people they have become. Each one of them was celebrated in a personalised way and presented with two awards, highlighting their strengths in all areas of school life; academic, sport, music and drama to name a few.
Jenny Burrett, Wishford’s Director of Strategy and Education, gave an uplifting and positive speech to the pupils before presenting the prizes. She reminded Year 6 of how to keep ‘climbing hills’, persevering and then racing down the other side when targets have been met and tasks achieved. They all joined in the mantra and will surely take the image and actions of the little train with them as they face challenges in the months and years ahead.
The last cup to be awarded is very special, The Davidian Cup. This is presented in addition to the other awards to a pupil, or pupils who have demonstrated the true Davidian characteristics throughout their time at the school: ‘Reliable, Respectful and Resolute’ in all they do.
This year the worthy winners are Laurence Wilson and Daisy Cracknell. Well done both of you!