On Friday 19th June the Senior School of St Leonards held their Prizegiving ceremony in the Younger Hall, St Andrews. A warm welcome given by the Chairman, Mr James Murray, followed by the Headmaster's report, preceded the presentation of prizes and address from Major General Euan Loudon CBE. Major General Euan Loudon is the Chief Executive of St Andrews Links Trust and spoke with real passion to the audience about the quality of relationships made in life.
There were two wonderful musical performances from Tilda Hayward-Daventry on the violin and the St Leonards Choir with Olivia Carslaw, Solo Soprano.
The Head Girl and Head Boy both gave their traditional speeches, Eilidh Baird compared the completion of her IB to that of completing a Rubik’s cube and Curtis Stiles charmed everyone with his ‘rocking chair’ theory – looking back on life and having no regrets.
All the leavers collected their badges from a member of the St Leonards Seniors Society of which they are all now members too and were then piped out of the Younger Hall by the School Pipe Band.
All the boys, girls, parents, teachers and guests then all headed back to St Leonards for the traditional St Leonards Strawberry Tart!
Dr Michael Carslaw, Headmaster of St Leonards said of the 2015 leavers “St Leonards has provided the environment for them to flourish. Their talents have emerged as a result of the opportunities given here and I wish all our pupils and all those leaving every success for the future.”