Success Celebrated at Annual Speech Days
Stamford Endowed Schools have been celebrating the success of students across all three schools with the annual speech days. This year had an added significance as for the first time all Schools held their respective events at the Oswald Elliott Hall.
Saturday 17th June saw Stamford Junior School’s Year 6s take part in the first prize giving day of the year under glorious sunshine. Here Dr Caroline Chapman, a specialist in wildlife law, delivered an insightful lecture before presenting the awards and certificates to each of the students. Dr Chapman is an experienced specialist in the Birds and Habitats Directives, with over 15 years of professional practice in the interpretation and application of the Habitats Regulations. She shared with the children some of the projects she has worked on, for example the impact of airport expansion on bird habitats.
Stamford High School welcomed Reverend Viv Baldwin to distribute prizes and deliver an address for their speech day the following Friday. During the talk she spoke of her journey in becoming a Reverend and how she didn’t plan her life but rather opened the doors available to her.
The following day saw Stamford School host their prizegiving day and welcome RAF Wing Commander Neil Fraser as the events guest lecturer. He spoke in great detail about the importance of sound preparation, never giving up on dreams, and leaving nothing to chance. After the prizegiving students participated in the Inter-House Athletics Competition (Years 7-9) before the day closed with the presentation of the athletics trophies.