Vicar of Hampsthwaite, Killinghall and Birstwith, the Rev Garry Hinchliffe, was guest of honour at the annual event, held in a marquee in the grounds of the ‘outstanding’ independent prep school on the outskirts of Harrogate.
Just days after former old boy and double Olympic gold medalist Andrew Triggs Hodge MBE returned to Belmont Grosvenor to hand out the school’s Victor and Victrix Ludorum sports prizes, awards were handed out to pupils for a wide range of traditional subjects, as well as the Headteacher’s Award for All Round Contribution, Enthusiasm and Achievement.
Pupils, parents and staff at the annual Speech Day listened as Headteacher Jane Merriman outlined
Mrs Merriman said:
The school has an ethos of combining a traditional, high-quality, all-round education with a forward-looking and exciting approach to learning.
This year we have focused on developing learning habits with our children. Helping our children to develop positive attitudes towards perseverance is a fundamental part of education, particularly in an age where change is the norm.
Children who have the ability to persevere are able to adapt when faced with adversity and should feel confident when solving new problems.
If learnt early, they make a huge difference to a child’s happiness while growing up, at school, and later in life – it is no surprise then that this is called a preparatory school.