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SES Celebrate Success at Speech Days

 Each year, Stamford School and Stamford High School celebrate the achievement of their pupils in their Speech Day events. This year, Stamford High School’s Speech Day took place on Friday 21st June, and Stamford School’s on Saturday 22nd June. As well as seeing prizes awarded to well over 100 boys and girls for their accomplishments, the assembled parents, staff and governors of the Schools were able to enjoy a speech from a special guest speaker.

At Stamford High School, Squadron Leader Kirsty Stewart, the first female Red Arrows Pilot and Old Girl of the School, spoke about the importance of having goals in your life and working hard to achieve them. She inspired the students by saying that whatever setbacks you may face you must learn something from the experience and keep looking for the next challenge.

 Hugh Pym, Chief Economics Correspondent for the BBC, was the guest speaker at Stamford School. After Will Phelan, The Headmaster, gave his address on Legacy, Mr Pym followed this with an inspirational talk about his career. He imparted some wise words about working hard whilst at the same time maintaining a balanced life. He then went on to talk about being ambitious and never giving up, as he had been previously turned down by the BBC.

At both Speech Days the guest speaker presented awards to the pupils for achievement in the different subjects as well as the winners of special awards and prizes. The Chairman of the Governors, Malcolm Desforges, spoke at both events, outlining the Schools’ commitment to academic excellence and an education beyond the classroom.

Principal of the Stamford Endowed Schools, Stephen Roberts, congratulated the pupils and staff on their dedication and hard-work. He said of the Speech Days “These events illustrate clearly the spirit of education at our Schools and I would like to congratulate the pupils on their many achievements this year. I would also like to thank our guest speakers for their inspirational addresses.”