Kilgraston Speech Day 2021
We were delighted to be able to mark the many and varied achievements of our pupils this year at our annual Speech Day.
Parents and families were unable to attend but we did welcome a fantastic guest speaker, and former Kilgraston Head Girl, Dr Zinnia Hall. Dr Hall left Kilgraston ten years ago and has spent the following years carving out a career in medicine.
As a former Kilgraston pupil, Dr Hall’s speech gave a wonderful insight into how Kilgraston and our staff has shaped her life choices including her career in medicine.
Dr Hall went on to give some inspiring advice to the enraptured audience. She said: “Say yes to opportunities. Do not aim for perfection, but embrace your flaws.
“You are an individual, experience life. Trust and be guided by your instincts and judgement. Be fearless and think big. Rise to your challenges.”
In his speech, Kilgraston’s Chair of the Board of Trustees, Mr Thomas Steuart Fothringham thanked Mr Tim Hall for his dedication to Kilgraston for the past 20 years. Mr Hall stepped down as Chair of Kilgraston’s Board of Governors in 2020 but continues on our Board of Trustees and his speech Mr Hall paid tribute to Mrs MacGinty’s leadership and sense of humour.
In our Junior Speech Day, outgoing Head Girl, Willow gave a wonderful speech thanking her deputies and talking about the fantastic achievements of the Junior School this year.
In the Senior School Speech Day, Head Girl Team 2020-2021, Issy, Libby and Emily looked back on their Kilgraston journey and shared their highlights.
Head Girl Emily spoke movingly about how Kilgraston has supported her, admitting that school days do indeed go by so quickly, and as a result it would seem that parents are never wrong when they have imparted this wisdom to their children.
She said: “Kilgraston has given us knowledge. It is up to us to head out into the world and understand it.
“This is a bittersweet moment but we are ready.”
We wish all our pupils, families and staff a wonderful summer. To our 2021 leavers, we wish them every success – please do stay in touch.
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