Presentation Evening 2017
Presentation Evening 2017 was held in a specially decorated sports hall on Wednesday 8th November.
The event started with opening remarks from Cllr Eddie Lavery, Chair of the Governing Body, before a review of the year delivered by Headteacher, Dr Martina Lecky.
The guest speaker was Suzy Stride, who works for the London-based youth and community charity, TransformUK. She has also stood as a parliamentary candidate. In a very enthusiastic and inspiring address, Suzy told the students to play a part in life and not to ‘hide behind the stage curtains’. Suzy also said:
“I won’t let fear grip me. Even if something scares you, do it anyway. Don’t listen to the bullies or the critics. Don’t let those people hold you back. There is no such thing as failure. That only builds resilience and grit. We all experience knock-backs.
“It’s also important to be kind and to serve others, doing things for other people. Stay grateful and don’t be a complainer. Successful people are not complainers.
“Avoid comparing yourself to others. No-one else can be you. Don’t ever box yourself in – you have no idea what you’re capable of.”
Musical highlights at Presentation Evening included Michael (Year 11) singing ‘Love Yourself’ and the RHS choir singing ‘Beautiful’. Furthermore, during the presentation by the Sixth Form Senior Head Student and Senior Deputy Students, James, Jordan and Zach respectively, the boys broke into a self-penned rap about school to the tune of ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air’!
The school would like to congratulate all the prize winners and thank all the parents, governors and staff who attended.