The best days of our lives!
In the thick of exam season, and amidst headlines agonising over what is right and what is wrong in education, it could be hard to lose sight of the fact that our school days could and should be the best of our lives.
So what a pleasure it was to receive the latest newsletter from the Royal High School Bath, featuring news and pictures from its end of year celebrations.
A marquee festooned in English hedgerow chic first hosted a ball to mark the end of the Year 13s’ time at the School. Dressed to impress, the girls and their guests soon warmed up the chilly May evening with their high spirits and some irrepressible dancing, punctuated by fine food and wine, as well as fun interludes in the photobooth before the fireworks finale.
The next day saw parents, teachers and girls gather in the marquee for the Year 13 Prizegiving and Celebration. A rather more serene event, this was an opportunity to recognise the achievements of every member of the year, with some receiving prizes against a backdrop of home-grown Year 13 art and music. In a new tradition initiated by the girls, all were dressed in graduation attire, lending a Potter-esque flavour to the afternoon.
The Head of this British boarding school for girls, Mrs Duncan, reminded the cohort that their Royal High education has given them the gift of choosing how their futures unfold. The key message was that ‘learning takes place at the edges of your comfort zone’ and that every single individual within the Sixth Form has achieved something precious to be celebrated.
That evening, it was the Year 11s’ turn. Their committee did a fantastic job of decorating the Hudson Centre, where the girls had the opportunity to sample mocktails, as well as jumping in and out of the photo booth and dancing the night away.
The catering team served a lovely dinner and, between courses, there was a selection of games, speeches, a slideshow of photos and the ‘Little Miss’ awards, in which the girls celebrated individual achievements and recognised those who had gone the extra mile.
We wish those girls, and everyone else taking their exams over the next few weeks, all the very best; success with their grades and in the future, and let’s hope they recall their school days with fondness.
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Photos by kind permission of Royal High School Bath