From the beautiful May morning sunshine right through to the delicious food at lunch-time, Rossall School’s 2017 Prize Day and Graduation was a glorious event.
The day created memories for many, allowing the Rossall School leavers the opportunity to reflect and celebrate on their time at the School, and their families the chance to celebrate achievements.
The poignant reflections by the Rossall School Captains, Hal Morgan Short and Lauren Brook, and the Deputy School Captain Oliver Hockings, combined with the moving Choir performances and uplifting hymns in the School’s Chapel, were the perfect start to the day’s celebrations.
Old Rossallian and award-winning actress, Anouk Dutruit, was Rossall School’s guest of honour and delivered a rousing speech to close the Prize Day Ceremony.
Other guests included, Mrs Vivien Ivell, Deputy Mayoress of Fylde, and Counsellor Ray Thomas, Deputy Mayor of Fylde.
“I have many happy memories of my time here at Rossall and have formed friendships which I absolutely know will last a lifetime. Floreat Rossallia“
Taken from School Captain, Lauren Brook’s Reflection Speech
“It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. It was the age of wisdom. It was the age of foolishness. I thought I would keep Miss Clark and Mrs Cross happy by at least referencing one literary icon. And I do feel as though few quotes can better some up my experiences of the last 5 years of personal superlatives than that which was voiced by Charles Dickens. But as I reflect, I am fortunate enough to inform you that the better times most surely outweighed the worst.”
“I will conclude by wishing all those graduating, regardless of whether we are close friends or fleeting acquaintances, the best of luck in your future endeavours.”
“Make the most of it. You will be amazed how quickly the time goes by.”
Taken from School Captain, Hal Morgan-Short’s Reflection Speech
For more pictures, please click here.