St John’s on-the-Hill ended the school year with an inspirational Speech Day on Saturday 2nd July 2016.

Roger Jones, Interim Warden, Dean Close Foundation, gave a welcome speech followed by a rousing performance from the school’s Pre-Prep children who sang The Can Can music by Jacques Offenbach and Those Magnificent Men by Ron Goodwin.

St John’s on-the-Hill’s acting headmaster, David Griffiths, praised pupils and staff for their constant hard work and enthusiasm before welcoming the Guest of Honour, Mr John Singleton, a former headmaster at the school from 1961 to 1979, who remarked at how much has changed at the school, before presenting prizes to the children for their outstanding achievements.

The school’s houses performed the songs they have been rehearsing all year. Gwent House sang Hey Brother and The Nights by Avicii. Severn House sang Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey, Dean House sang Rolling in the Deep by Adele and the victorious Wye House sang Fame from the film Fame.

Head Boy, Harry Sillence, and Head Girl, Sasha Baldwin, gave moving speeches about how much they have enjoyed their time at the school and how they have made close friendships that will hopefully last a lifetime.