The River Thames outside DLD College London

Lower School Prize Giving Ceremony

12th May 22

This week, on Tuesday 10th May 2022, the Lower School held their annual Prize giving ceremony. As a community we wanted to have the opportunity to pay tribute to all of our Year 11 students for their achievements, and to wish each of them good luck as they embark on their GCSE exams.  It cannot be underestimated the resilience that this year group have shown as they have navigated through two lockdowns and they will be the first cohort to sit GCSE Exams in three years!  I am sure they will have mixed emotions of anxiety and excitement, but they know that the Lower School team are all here for them over the coming weeks! We also took the opportunity to wish good luck to all our Lower School Students who will be sitting their IELTS exam on Saturday 21st May.

As well as distributing the final Principal Commendation Certificates, the following prizes were awarded to individual students:

  • Y11 Student of the Year – Egor T
  • Y9/10 Student of the Year – Arian A
  • Tolerance, Kindness, and Respect – Anni D
  • Resilience Award – Farinaz A
  • Lower School student with the highest number of commendations – Egor T

We also announced the House Cup winners which were collected by the House Captains:

  • Academic House Cup – Marylebone
  • Art House Cup – Westminster
  • Sport House Cup – Westminster

The most hotly debated competition of the year concluded with the announcement of whether Marylebone or Westminster  had won the House Cup for achieving the highest number of commendations. Having been so resoundingly beaten by Marylebone last year I was delighted to see Westminster come back so convincingly this year to claim the cup. Well done Westminster ….we will call that a draw shall we?

Finally, I would like to a close by saying a huge thankyou to my tutor team who have supported the Lower School so well as they approach their exams and to thank Egor, Danila, Afa and Dima for your excellent work as this year’s House Captains!

Gareth Evans, Assistant Principal (Lower School)