On Saturday 23rd June, Bethany School held our annual Speech Day/Reunion Day to celebrate our Leavers moving on to pastures new. Our alumni community reunited with old friends, with The Bethanians Society hosting their Annual General Meeting in the Bethanians Room.
Our guests were invited to a fabulous Leavers’ Breakfast in the morning, a beautiful Chapel service afterwards and a fete on the Headmaster’s Lawn with live music, candyfloss and cakes and Pimm’s. The weather couldn’t have been better as pupils and their parents (all 1000 of them!) headed to the Sports Hall for the Prize Giving.
Prizes included the JJ Kendon Prize for Effort, The Young Enterprise Achiever of the Year and the Roy Farquarson Cup for Senior Sportsman which were all handed to worthy winners. Ken Tappenden MBE – our guest speaker – gave a fascinating talk on achieving your potential when starting from the bottom. The Headmaster, Francie Healy, gave a speech about our Leavers staying true to themselves after they leave Bethany.
Year 13 pupil and boarder, Lisa Huang, said: “The teachers have been like my parents. They have been so supportive, and I feel like I have a good relationship with them. I have made friends for life at Bethany and I will be sad to go.”
The day concluded with tea on the Headmaster’s Lawn with a beautiful spread of cakes and desserts by our caterers Holroyd Howe. We wish our Leavers the best of luck in the next chapter of their lives and look forward to them becoming a part of our growing alumni community.
Head to our Flickr page for more photos from the day.