Visitation Day 2017
More than 1,200 guests, parents, students and staff enjoyed a wonderful celebration of the whole school with a full programme of activities and displays at our annual prize-giving at the end of term. Thankfully the temperature had dropped from the scorching weather earlier in the week, making it more comfortable to stroll around and enjoy our beautiful campus.
The day started off with a Chapel service followed by the distribution of prizes. The Chairman of Governors, Mr Trevor Barton OA, welcomed the guests, highlighted the enduring strengths of the Foundation and outlined plans for the next phase of development.
Head Boy Stephen McMahon and Head Girl Nicola Butchart thanked the Guest of Honour Mr Peter Furness-Smith, Master of the Worshipful Company of Brewers for distributing the prizes. They each spoke passionately about their time at the School and the many friendships they had made. They also thanked their teachers for the individual care and help they had given them. The formalities over, there was still plenty of time for leisurely picnics on Top Field around the Cricket pavilion whilst watching the 1st XI cricketers take on an OA side.
Many visitors took the opportunity to visit the various displays, including the Art and Photography exhibitions. Some visitors were also treated to a preview of the wonderful Drama performance which will be going to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer.
The busy day was rounded off with usual highly charged Tug of War, which was won by Beevor’s (Junior Cup) and McGill’s (Senior Cup). There was just time for afternoon tea and live music before guests departed.