A leading North Yorkshire school celebrated another fantastic year as it concluded with a Speech Day to remember.
Rosie Swale Pope MBE, a noted writer, adventurer and philanthropist, was the headline act enthralling the audience with tales of adventure, overcoming adversity and compassion, delivered in Rosie’s unique style.
The adventurer came all the way back from America where she is currently attempting to cross the country raising money for charity, to speak at the event with over 500 parents, grandparents and pupils present.
Sir Thomas Ingilby, Chair of Governor’s at Cundall Manor School, said; “Rosie’s travels around the globe have given her plenty of time for thought and her inspirational messages to the children really struck home.”
“Rosie’s passion for life is irresistible and I can’t think of any other speaker who gets the openly heartfelt response that she does.”
Pupils from the school were also celebrating another year of success at the school with a prize giving ceremony. Children from across the school were given a number of awards and celebrated a wide range achievement in the academia, art, drama, music and sport among others.
John Sample, Joint Head at the school said: “Our aim at Cundall is that children leave us not only with a host of skills, a range of knowledge and countless happy memories but also with their potential well and truly unlocked.”
“Today is a celebration of another fantastic year at Cundall Manor.”
The Head Boy and Head Girl from both the Upper School and Main School also spoke as they summed up their time with Cundall. Upper School Head Boy, Charles Langstaff, who lived up to the Lupton Public Speaking Award, joked about Cundall’s unique approach to learning and heaped praise on the school.
Elsewhere, Upper School Head Girl, Ellie Joliffe spoke about the numerous trips and sporting activities that make Cundall such a special place to be.
Main School was ably represented by Head Boy and Girl, Oscar Staveley and Olivia Turner, who also provided rip roaring speeches much to the amusement of their fellow pupils detailing recent exploits such as the Form 6 trip to Ben Nevis and the annual review.
Sir Thomas Ingilby also praised and thanked the support of parents, friends and families who help make the Cundall community so special.
To see a photo gallery of the event, visit the school’s Facebook page at: facebook.com/CundallManor