Year 11 and Upper Sixth leavers from summer 2014 returned to Burgess Hill School for Girls on Friday 21st November for their Presentation Evening.
The girls were presented with their GCSE and A Level certificates and a plethora of special cups and trophies were awarded to the students who had demonstrated exceptional talent or excelled in a particular subject during their studies.
After the ceremony an informal reception was held in the Dining Room.
Guest speaker Charlotte Vere, acting General Secretary of the Independent Schools Council and Executive Director at the Girls’ School Association, presented the awards and gave a passionate and personal speech endorsing the importance and value of a busy and committed life.
She emphasised the need to be optimistic and positive whilst also ensuring that as women we avoid being slotted into stereotypical roles.
Mrs Edey, Head of Careers said: “Charlotte is definitely a mover and shaker. She was able to share with us an anecdotal tale about political canvassing with David Cameron. It was an engaging speech from a valuable role model.
“It was, as always, a lovely opportunity to celebrate all the outstanding talents and successes of our girls, and a delight to meet up with former students of Burgess Hill School for Girls.”
Report and picture contributed by Burgess Hill School for Girls.