Pupils and students of Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School celebrated their successes of the past academic year at the annual Prize Giving ceremony, which took place in King George’s Hall. The afternoon began with the audience being addressed by Chair of Governors, Mr David Peat, which was followed by a musical medley from Year 7 and the QEGS choir. 

The Head, Mrs Claire Gammon took to the stage to deliver her report of the year, and began by describing the past academic year as, “the most successful since becoming a Free School, the impressive results of 2019 were down to the dedication, resilience, commitment, passion and drive of the wonderful staff at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School.”

It was a pleasure to welcome Sam Westwood, a former Head Boy of the school as our chief guest speaker.  Sam entertained the audience with a witty speech and spoke passionately about his years spent at QEGS.  We are incredibly proud of Sam’s achievements and we wish him even more success in his future.

We are extremely thankful to Sam, who also presented a plethora of academic awards and trophies to pupils and students in between the musical interludes, which showcased the abundance of musical talent we also have at QEGS.

Head Boy, Sebastian Roberts and Head Girl Jessica Walsh took to the stage and gave their vote of thanks.  The penultimate performance was from the whole school as they stood to sing the School Song, and the traditional singing of the National Anthem brought the impressive Prize Giving ceremony of 2019 to a close.