Once again the Bablake community celebrated the achievements of its 2015-16 prize winners at Coventry's Methodist Hall.
Mr Ronan Cassidy, Chief Human Resources and Corporate Officer of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, who studied at Bablake between 1978 and 1985, kindly returned to present our prizes and led an excellent session after school on exactly what employers are looking for in prospective employees. (We will post more about his visit in the Newsroom next week.)
Headmaster Mr John Watson, after Chair of Governors Mrs Julia McNaney's opening address, reviewed 2015-16 with help from representatives from our cast of 'Sherlock' (Bablake's 30th production at the Edinburgh Fringe), our senior sports teams that had toured South Africa, CREST and Engineering Education Scheme students, and pupils who participate in our CCF and the Duke of the Edinburgh award.
Mr Ronan Cassidy, thanked at the end of his speech by current school captain Hannah Allroggen, reflected with great fondness on the benefits of his Bablake education. He imparted pertinent advice for the new generation, confident that it was living in an exciting, technologically advanced, more affluent world which was also kinder, refreshingly more diverse and offering equal opportunity.
On this balmy September evening, the excellent musical interludes were provided by flautists Enya Bowe and Beth Carter and pianist Sam Lowe.
Bablake pupils are all potential achievers and we look forward to reporting in the Newsroom on another year of exciting progress in so many different areas for both current and former students.