Each term a committee of Sixth Form pupils meets to award the School’s highest form of ‘colours’ – a ‘School First’. The committee members take their work seriously, for two main reasons; firstly, this is a good example of pupil power – while teachers may make nominations, it is only those ten or so Upper Sixth pupils sitting on the committee who have the power to vote; secondly, to retain the value of the ‘School First’, precious few are handed out.
Nowadays School Firsts have been split into two types: sporting and non-sporting. Below is a list of those pupils who, at the end of last term, were given the coveted award for their exceptional contributions to school life across a wide spectrum of non-sporting activities. Hearty congratulations to them all.
For his contributions to School Drama: Hugo Scott (Rt UVI)
For outstanding contributions to the Musical life of the School: Galin Ganchev (M LVI), Awen Blandford (EDH UVI), Charlotte Harris (EDH UVI), George Bates (S UVI), Imogen Richardson (MSH UVI), Henry Craig (M LVI), Calvin Chan (I LVI), Connie Osborne (MSH UVI)
For his exceptional commitment to and success in MUN: Daniel Edwards (S LVI)
For his major contributions to School life on a variety of fronts, including Debating, MUN, the Choir and Academically: Sonny Koh (Ch LVI)
For remarkable achievement in Mathematics and Physics: Arthur Kung (R UVI)
For exceptional contributions to Film-making at both House and School level: Alfred Mitchell (SH V)
For invaluable contributions to Photography, Film-making and the recording of life at the School: Andrew Spicer (M UVI)
For exceptional contributions to Shooting: Johnnie Shaw (Ch UVI) and Peter Evans (I UVI)