This year’s Prep School Speech Day took place in the Great Hall on the 25th June 2016. The Guest of Honour was Jonno Davies (01-10): an Old Boy of Bedford School, who is now a professional actor with a number of impressive stage, small and large screen credits to his name, including a part in Kingsman: The Secret Service. He had already appeared in the Prep School because he was our judge for the inaugural House Drama competition. Jonno was Prep School Head Boy 11 years ago.

There was a subtle change this year: the name was changed from Prize-Giving to Speech Day, and this is to reflect a change of emphasis; we enjoy rewarding the prize-winners, of course, but we also wish to celebrate the efforts of the whole school and the events of the year. We also enjoyed formally congratulating the Year 8s for their years in the Prep School and wished them luck as they move onto the Upper School

Speeches were given by Headmaster, Ian Silk, Head Boy, Harry Constantine and Guest of Honour, Jonno Davies. The theme of the speeches this year was the importance was something that we have talked about in numerous assemblies this year. That in order to succeed we, boys, teachers, all of us, need a growth mindset. That we will enjoy success if we continue to work hard, learn from the occasional failure and mistake, and use knock-backs to sustain us and give us the belief to become stronger. Music was provided by the Jazz Band, playing Sugar by Stanley Turrentine and Blue Bolero by Abdullah Ibrahim before the Speech Day started. We were also treated to a beautiful rendition of Kleines Klavierstuck No.2 by Liszt, which was played by Hamza Noor. 

Speech day Programme | PDF
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