June 28th was a day for recognizing and celebrating our pupils’ many achievements over the past year.
Before the awards ceremony, staff, pupils and their families enjoyed an abundant buffet in the foyer where they could browse displays featuring photographs of some of the activities the boys have participated in over the last year.
We were then treated to some fantastic musical performances before moving through to the assembly hall for the awards’ ceremony.
And what a catalogue of achievements there were to celebrate! Not only were the boys’ academic, sporting and extra-curricular successes acknowledged, but a wealth of special awards were given out for active and community involvement, peer support, independence skills, self-regulation and sustained effort, to name just a few. Staff also paid tribute to qualities such as intrepidness, determination, stoicism, enthusiasm, kindness and willingness to help others, as each pupil received his personalized list of accomplishments.
Finally, Mr Morrison bid a fond farewell to this year’s school leavers – Alfie, Dylan and Lucas – entertaining the audience with some warm and humorous stories about their time at Falkland House School. In his speech, he also thanked the boys, saying:
Education is definitely a two-way relationship where the teacher can and must learn from the student. I personally have learnt a great deal from the boys at the school and in particular these three young men. They have challenged me to think in different ways about teaching, learning and myself. They have taught me humour and humility, to give credit and praise where it is deserved, how to have stamina in order to cajole and encourage someone to see and reach their potential. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say I am genuinely grateful for this and feel that I am a better person for having been involved in their education and latterly in their transition.
Well done to all the boys for everything they have accomplished this year.
Click below to see the photos.