On the evening of Monday 13th June, fifty people met in the beautiful setting of Hassop Hall to celebrate the College and look forward to the year ahead. As well as current Kinder and their parents, next year’s pupils and families joined us for the special occasion.
We started with fruit punch and Pimms on arrival. The children took this opportunity to compliment each other their smart attire (with Tom C’s three-piece suit drawing a lot of attention!) whereas the parents discussed the sudden deluge that had happened the previous Friday! We were called to our tables and there began the wonderful four course silver-service dinner that Hassop had prepared. The adults sat in the beautiful Drawing Room on three large tables whilst Mr P and the students had the Sir Francis room to themselves. They spent their time discussing the College and their favourite moments so far and Mr P even chaired a S. Anselm’s College E.U. debate! With compelling arguments from both sides Brexit won the final vote.
Before pudding, Mr P said a few words and announced that all Year 8 students staying onto the College had passed Common Entrance. Additionally, Morgan G and Jack W had been awarded academic scholarships to the College based on their performances. Well done Jack and Morgan! After this, some more prizes were awarded by Mr Mortimer:
• Outstanding performance at Common Entrance – Lily W and Adam S
• Most improved academically in the College – Aisha R
• Biggest contribution to the College – Thomas T
• The College all-round award – George W
• The College academic award – Sam B
It was a wonderful evening and my thanks go out to Hassop Hall, the S. Anselm’s children and their parents for making the evening so special. We look forward to hosting an even bigger meal this time next year!