In a nod to former Headmaster Mr. Ian Michael who worked at the school in the late 1950s, pupils in Year 8 continue to compete for the Ian Michael Award to this day, which has traditionally been prepared for Speech Day on the last day of term.
Pupils must prepare a presentation of one of their hobbies and interests to display to their teachers and peers. This year the presentations were made in the theatre to a live audience of the entire Senior School and staff during the last week of term. Girls and boys produced a PowerPoint presentation, focusing on the images and videos they wished to share. They pounced on the opportunity to research their ideas over the 10 activities sessions of the summer term and presented their thoughts and findings to their classes using a variety of media.
Twelve finalists were chosen from this process based on the skills they showed with research, presentation and speaking. The variety of topics being discussed was incredible with the final presentations including horse riding, roller blading, Ways the World Might End and Palaeontology. Congratulations went to all for making the most of this project, but special mention went to this year’s winner, Aine for speaking so well about Irish History (pictured above).