THE HEADTEACHER’S CREDIT VALUES AWARD WAS PRESENTED TO TOM GRIGG IN YEAR 12 AND FREDDIE LUNDBERG IN YEAR 9.
Tom and Freddie were nominated by Mr. Boyd, who said: “Over the last week Tom and Freddie have represented our Music Department, School and local community superbly, demonstrating all the values we want to see in our young students.
Freddie and Tom performed the Last Post at our own school on Friday morning, marking our Remembrance of those who have fallen in the wars. For the first time in at least a decade, we had the Last Post sounded at both the main school and sixth form college. Being able to perform this individually is a testament to their progress and hard work over many months and in fact years.
On Saturday morning at the 11th hour of the 11th month, the two students performed the Last Post and Reveille at Richmond Marketplace underneath the obelisk. The boys again performed wonderfully and showed great respect and reverence for the occasion as the short ceremony was led by the Royal British Legion. It was a very moving moment for all in attendance, shopkeepers and shoppers all standing to observe. It even stopped the traffic around the marketplace! Performing on any stage can be challenging, but performing the Last Post brings so many more challenges as you can feel very isolated, extremely cold and also the gravitas of the moment can be difficult to cope with. Both students did this with great clarity of performance and thought, and they continue to show all the values we love to see in our young students. Well done!”