On Saturday 24th June 2017 Speech Day took place at Bedford Preparatory School. In total over one hundred prizes were awarded and it was lovely to have the opportunity celebrate those that had achieved academic excellence over the year, but it was equally important to also recognise the many boys that had contributed to different aspects of School life across a broad range of areas.
Staff, parents, governors and the Prep Guild were all thanked for their support by the Headmaster, Mr Ian Silk, and those staff and boys who are moving on were wished the best of luck for the future. They will be greatly missed, but it is hoped that they will all stay in touch.
Head Boy, David Adeyemi-Abere should be congratulated for his speech. He was articulate and entertaining, sharing some personal highlights from his time at the School and passing on some useful tips for the junior boys. It clearly came across that, although all the boys and staff at the Prep are very busy, they are never too busy to look out and care for one another. Dylan Swain, Joseph Rossington and James Cutler should also be congratulated on their musical pieces.
As the Guest of Honour, we were delighted to welcome back OB Professor Richard Hills (54-63), with his wife Beverly. Richard is the Emeritus Professor of Radio Astronomy based at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University.
Professor Hills gave an interesting overview of his education, research and career, inspiring all present to aim for the stars wherever their life takes them!
* photo l-r: Mrs Beverly Hills, Professor Richard Hills (54-63), David Adeyemi-Abere and Mr Ian Silk – holding the original telescope Richard used to stargaze when he was at Bedford School.