Year 12 students who left Kingsmead this summer were welcomed back to the school for a “Big Reunion” evening on Thursday 14 November. Students were joined by parents/carers, staff and governors to celebrate their individual and collective accomplishments and for the presentation of academic and sporting leadership awards.
The evening began with music provided by Year 10 GCSE Music student Molly Arscott who performed the song ‘Come Out and Play’ by Billie Eilish.
Kester Welch was awarded the Flook Cup for his all-round contribution to school life and Ava Blandford was awarded the Peace Cup for her outstanding language learning as a dual linguist.
Duke of Edinburgh Operations Officer at Somerset County Council Trish Wedlake presented certificates to the 22 students who achieved their Bronze Award.
Kingsmead was very pleased to welcome back special guest speaker for the evening Mr Richard Canterbury, a former student and CEO of Love Taste, who shared with the audience his journey from his school days at Kingsmead to the present day where his company sells 10 million smoothies a year.