Mr Graham Cartledge CBE DL, of international Newark-based architects Benoy Ltd, was our Guest of Honour at this year’s Speech Day, held in the Parish Church on Tuesday 14th July. This is our opportunity to formally bid Form 6 farewell with the presentation of our Trophies and Awards, which was performed by Mr Cartledge.
Chair of Governors Mr William Bicknell introduced proceedings. Our Head Boy and Head Girl gave truly excellent speeches about their memories of Highfields, which included PGL in Form 4 and Yorkshire residential in Forms 5 and 6.
There is always a strong musical element to the evening and this year we had performances by orchestra, choir and the whole school as well as Form 3 on violin and Form 4 on ukulele! There were many former pupils in attendance, the majority wearing their current school uniform. There were many different coloured blazers on show, illustrating the wise range of destinations our Highfields pupils end up at!