We celebrated the achievements of some of our young people this week at the Awards Evening. There was a change of venue this year and I am grateful to our neighbours, Warwick School, for the use of their impressive new theatre, Warwick Hall; they made us very welcome. I would like to thank our guest of honour Chris White MP for joining us, presenting the awards to our students and for his entertaining presentation. It is great to hear that he is employing ex-Myton students in his office at Westminster.
This year we highlighted our long-standing partnership with FOMS (the Friends of Myton School) who nominated Billie Harvey for an award. Billie, a parent who worked tirelessly with FOMS and as Committee Chairman for many years, raising funds to provide additional resources to support all students in the school, is well known across the school. Her three daughters have all now completed their education at Myton and Billie stepped down from the committee last year. Our whole community has a lot to thank her for.
Diane Burley, in her role as Chair of Governors, gave a heartfelt speech on her experiences as a parent of a former Myton student:
My view is that education is not just about academic achievement but also about developing young people who respect and welcome diversity, understand vulnerability and think outside the box. The inclusive nature of Myton School reflects real life and in my opinion helps to equip our young people to deal with what lies ahead as they become adults.
The Awards Evening was a very uplifting evening and is one of the events in the school calendar which I personally always look forward to.Click here to return to the current newsletter