Abbey Gate College’s annual Speech Day and prize giving ceremony took place on Thursday 12 September at Chester Racecourse. Pupils, parents, staff and governors were all in attendance.
The guest speaker was alumnus and former Head Boy, John Ward. After qualifying as a solicitor, John worked in the European Commission and then joined the Government Legal Service, becoming Legal Counsel in Number 10 Downing Street. He gave an inspiring speech to pupils about the importance of trust, learning to trust in themselves and the future.
Following speeches by Heads of School, Ella Dayton and Joseph Watkins and Deputy Heads of School, Elizabeth Jacobson, Laura Mount and Jasper Naylor, a cheque for £7,500 was presented to the College’s house charity, Trauma Response Network.
Prizes were awarded to celebrate achievement by Guest Presenter, retired Deputy Head, David Meadows.
A musical interlude was provided by the Chapel Choir who sang ‘Lord There are Times’ by Geoffrey Nobes.
Congratulations to our prize winners and good luck to all Abbey Gate College leavers. ‘Audentior Ito’.