OUTSTANDING King’s Ely Senior (KES) students and guests gathered for a celebration of achievement at Ely Cathedral on Saturday (17) for the annual Senior Prizegiving ceremony.
The guest speaker – theatre director and founder of the National Youth Arts Trust, Fiona Laird, a former pupil at the school – presented a host of awards and prizes to over 100 talented young people. The occasion was also an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the Year 13 prize winners, whose accolades represent the accumulation of dedication and hard work demonstrated throughout their education at King’s Ely.
“It was wonderful to celebrate the achievements of our prize winners within the context of the whole school’s achievements.” commented Head of KES, Alex McGrath.
“Education today is all about engagement; at King’s Ely, teachers support each child to develop their potential, and light the fire of enthusiasm which encourages success. Our prizes honoured not only the extraordinary academic achievements, but also the many examples of leadership, endeavour and rewards in our extensive sporting and extra-curricular programme. At my first KES Prizegiving, I felt a tangible sense of pride as we honoured our pupils and teachers in the awesome surroundings of Ely Cathedral, which forms an inspirational backdrop to our daily life here.”