Pupils, parents, governors and staff across the Foundation celebrated the year's achievements at the Prep Prize Giving and Founder's Day at the College. Both occasions provided the opportunity to award academic prizes to pupils across the Foundation, and in particular to wish the Year 8s well as they move to the College or further afield, and the Upper Sixth leavers good luck as they embark on the next chapter of their lives.
At the Prep, Prize Giving took place on Friday 6 July. Dr Kevin Wilson, the incoming Chair of Governors, addressed the audience and shared three important values which he has experienced at Mount Kelly this year: ambition, integrity and respect. The Head of Prep, Dominic Floyd, addressed the pupils and was followed by speeches from the Head Boy and Girl, who both spoke warmly of their time at Mount Kelly. Prizes and trophies were then awarded to pupils from Year 3 upwards.
At the College Founders' Day on Saturday 7 July, some 450 pupils, parents, governors and guests gathered in the marquee after a moving service in the School's Chapel. Retiring Chair of Governors, Rear Admiral Chris Snow CBE DL, gave his last formal address in the role, wishing pupils well for the future, as did Head Master, Mark Semmence. Academic awards were presented to pupils from Years 9 to 13 after which the Head Boy and Girl spoke and urged their younger counterparts to take advantage of every opportunity Mount Kelly provides. The event concluded with the Year 13 leavers taking to the stage for one final time before heading out into the world beyond Mount Kelly.
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