St John’s first Academic Enrichment Evening of the year was led by the Head of Cheltenham Ladies College, Eve Jardine Young, on the topic of Life in 2050. It was lovely that several of our visitors from Stirling School in South Africa were able to join us too.

In her brilliant speech, she took us all the way back to the beginning of life on Earth, then on a tour of the universe (as represented by pupils) and finally forward to what challenges may lie ahead in the wake of climate change. Our pupils buzzed with knowledge about the solar system which they were eager to share and did not shy away from tackling big questions too. Most importantly we left empowered by the knowledge that these great minds would be the ones ready to solve the challenges of living sustainably on Earth.