Thank you to all the pupils, parents, governors and staff who made our Celebration of Achievement and Prize Day such warm occasions, and to Miriam González Durántez for awarding the prizes and her inspirational address.
On Saturday we said farewell to our Upper Sixth with their graduation ceremony and the prize giving for Year 11 and Sixth Form. Guest of Honour, Miriam González Durántez, spoke to the girls about her journey, from a small village in Spain to EU relations and trade advisor and to her current role as partner at international law firm Dechert LLP and Founder and Chair of a new charity, Inspiring Girls International, dedicated to raising the aspirations of young girls around the world by connecting them with female role models. Miriam urged our girls to seize all the opportunities available to them, to recognise that hard work and resilience makes a difference and to ensure that their relationships are based on respect.
Prizes were awarded by subject and the Governors’ prizes, which recognise outstanding contribution to the academic life of the school, were awarded to Annabel Day and Nicole Bambroffe. The Inter-House Sports Prize was awarded to Digby and The Inter-House Merits Cup to Duchesne.
The Celebration of Achievement on Friday brought the year to a close for Years 7-10, celebrating their diversity of accomplishments. We were treated to an amazing display of talents – showcasing our musicians, dancers, sportswomen and girls who have contributed to the community. Prizes were awarded by subject and the Governors’ Prizes were awarded to Leonie Chatterjee, Annabel Warfield, Faith Ellis, Sophie Denny, Charlotte Baxter, Gemma Ng, Sarah Adegbite and Hetty Arnfield. Platinum Merit Awards, which are awarded to the pupil who has achieved the most merits in each house, went to Leonie Chatterjee (Barat), Sophie Denny (Digby), Edwina Fung (Stuart) and Eleisha Summers (Duchesne). Eleisha was also awarded the Merits Cup for the highest number of merits in the year.