St Edmund’s Canterbury – End of year celebrations

27 Jul 2016

The pupils at St Edmund’s School Canterbury celebrated the end of another academic year in many ways including a triathlon, the annual Art and Design Exhibition, an array of musical concerts, a Summer Ball and culminating with Speech and Prize Giving events.  The Head of Pre-Prep, the Head of Junior School and the Head of Senior School praised all pupils aged 3 – 18 on their achievements and successes over the past year from academic results to sports results,  from sell-out drama productions to public art exhibitions.

At the Senior School Prize Giving presentation, the Head of St Edmund’s, Louise Moelwyn-Hughes, gave her report on the year and took the opportunity to remind the audience of the school’s principal features:

“Grade 2 listed buildings it may have, a history which stretches back to 1749, a commitment to good old fashioned values and an appreciation of a religious heritage.  But equally importantly it is an inherently forward looking, aspirational, flexible and ever-changing community.  As the Greek philosopher Heraclitus said, ‘hodos ano kato’ – ‘the way up and the way down are one and the same’.”

She then went on to announce  that “Today the school is the largest it has been in its 267 year history, with pupil numbers in both day and boarding continuing to burgeon and waiting lists for GCSE and A level subjects proving the order of the day. “

Amidst the distribution of prizes, the guests enjoyed contributions from pupils: an entertaining medley from the cast of ‘I’ve Got No Strings’, stunning solo performances from Emily Hopper on harp and Timon Staehler on piano, and finally a heartfelt speech from School Captain, Bella Ford, about her school years at St Edmund’s.


Photo: Senior School Prize Winners