Despite torrential rain, The Park School enjoyed two days of celebration and Prizegiving before the start of the Summer break.
The Junior School entertained the parents, governors and guests with their public speaking team, singing by the Junior Choir (pictured below) and 'Summer holiday', a scene presented by the KS1 Drama Group. The speaker and guest of honour was Mr Roy Moody a former Headmaster, and who is Junior Link Governor at The Park School. He is pictured above with the major prize winners together with Head Mrs Jane Huntington and Chair of Governors Rev Ian Green.
In his address, Mr Moody talked of his belief that the dedication and ability of The Park's teachers created a safe and encouraging environment for learning. He also praised the Christian foundation of the school, describing it as the "bedrock of a dynamic trinity comprising teacher, parent and child".
At the Senior Prizegiving, our Guest of Honour was the former Children's Commissioner, Sir Al Aynsley-Green (pictured below with some of the major prize winners, Head Jane Huntington and Chair of Governores Rev Ian Graeen). He encouraged the children to have heroes who demonstrated compassion, courage and commitment. He praised The Park as an "outstanding school with an excellent informative website, its polite and sensible children who learn in an air of tranquillity".
He suggested that the school holds values that the world seems to be losing "through a torrent of agnosticism and atheism". He said that the Christian influence of The Park's ethos was at the forefront of our school's philosophy and daily practice.
The Senior Choir (above) entertained the 300 guests with versions of D. Ogden's 'Christ has no Body' and 'God the Singer'. Tamsin Eddey and retiring Head of Music, Mr Larry Gentis performed James Taylor's classic, 'You've got a friend'. Head Boy Adam Coppard and Head Girl Emma Whitfield drew the afternoon to a close with a witty speech thanking Sir Al and wishing the future Head Boy and Girl success in all their endeavours.