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Prep School Speech Day is a time of celebration and recognition for all the hard work from pupils, staff and families over the last academic year. This year the School welcomed Miss Phoebe Parker who plays for Norfolk United Netball Club
Prep School Speech Day is a time of celebration and recognition for all the hard work from pupils, staff and families over the last academic year. This year the School welcomed Miss Phoebe Parker who plays for Norfolk United Netball Club, Premier Squad. Phoebe has also played for County/Country for Basketball and Netball. She gave an inspirational talk about the importance of being part of a team. “Your team are your people; these are the people you need around you to keep striving forward, whether in the classroom or on the sports pitch”. Phoebe then turned to the timeless quote from Charlotte’s Web, “Why did you do all this for me?' he asked. 'I don't deserve it. I've never done anything for you.' 'You have been my friend,' replied Charlotte. 'That in itself is a tremendous thing.”
Mrs K Neaves, Senior Deputy Head of Prep School, reflected on the year with a speech about being kind and thinking carefully before you speak.
She said, “I love to read about the amazing journeys our pupils have travelled on this year, the successes they have had whether they be big or small …such as having the courage to walk into school through the gate leaving parents behind, tying their shoelaces for the first time, swimming a width of the pool, or having the courage to stand up and deliver their ESB presentation. We have seen a great deal of development around the school which will continue into the foreseeable future. This comes from a vision to improve the environment in which our children learn and to provide the resources to make their journey more enjoyable. Our Kindergarten was created over the summer of 2018 and the Reception class was transformed into a bright, airy space. The Kindergarten has proved to be a great success, with a full roll for September 2019 and spaces filling up for the coming years.
This September will see the largest intake into Reception since our Prep 6 class - who sit with us today as leavers - started their journey back in 2012”.
My last piece of advice to you all is to work hard and play hard. Make the most of your time here. This school offers so many wonderful opportunities - all you need to do is grab each one with both hands and see where it will take you. You never know - might find yourself with talents you never knew you had!”
Mrs Neaves announced the new officials for the next academic year, with Oliver Beck as Head Boy and Libby Hoyles as Head Girl.
The House Cup was closely contested, with Clarkson declared the winners, by just one point.
The final words of the day were summed up in a quote from Winnie the Pooh… “Be bold enough to use your voice, brave enough to listen to your heart and strong enough to live the life you’ve always imagined.”