Speech Day 2019

Thursday 30 May 2019

Speech Day is a long-standing tradition at Christ’s Hospital and has been held in the Summer term since 1871; this year’s Speech Day was held on Saturday 25 May and the School welcomed the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Peter Estlin and the Sheriffs of the City of London.

Over 700 parents, pupils and supporters first attended a special Chapel service and then emerged in to the Quadrangle, in mercifully pleasant weather conditions. Junior pupils Rebecca and Paul bravely stepped out to present a posy of flowers to the Deputy Head, Marlene Fleming, in her final term at the School. This was followed by the March Past – an annual tradition when the drum majors leading the Band salute the Lord Mayor. The Band’s performance was excellent, as usual, and the pupils who followed marched proudly and proficiently with their ‘eyes right’.

At the Prize Giving ceremony that followed, senior pupils were presented with awards and prizes recognising academic achievement, leadership, international relations and outward bound activities. As is tradition, the Senior Grecian (Head Pupil) gave an oration to which the Lord Mayor responded with his own speech. This is always a highlight of the ceremony, this year’s oration by Angelle Roberts being no exception.

This wonderful occasion finished with an informal buffet lunch and the opportunity for visitors to see the Grecians’ Art Exhibition.




Freya                           The Worshipful Company of Needlemakers Prize

Annabella                    The Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers Prize

Montgomerie               The Worshipful Company of Salters’ Prize

Adeola                         The Worshipful Company of World Traders Prize

William                       The Oliver Hare World Traders’ Company Prize

Maximus                     The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries Prize

Tom                             The Barclay Hankin Prize

Robert                         The Cherniavsky Prize

Olaseni                        The Worshipful Company of Carmen Prize

Jonathan                      The Worshipful Company of Carmen Prize

Ming                            The Worshipful Company of Carmen Prize

Mosopeoluwa              The Worshipful Company of Carmen Prize

Serenity                       The Worshipful Company of Carmen Prize

Megan                         The Susan Mitchell Achievement in Adversity Award

Jack                             The Susan Mitchell Achievement in Adversity Award

Emily                           The Maggie Williams Trophy

Naomi                         The Lamb Prize for Independent Study

Henry                          The Pooley Sword

Jadesola                       The Catherine Morpurgo Theatre Scholarship

Hannah                        The Dadson Prize

Wynter                        The Clive Kemp Trophy

Katerina                       The Moyna Gilbertson Prize

Helena                         The Ellen Highly Memorial Award

Eugene                        The Willcox-Wallis Prize for Science, Technology and Engineering

Annabella                    The Worshipful Company of Musicians Prize

Eugene                         The David Farrington Prize

Angelle                        Constantine Prize for Leadership

Marvelous                    Constantine Prize for Leadership


Maximus                     Biology

Helena                         English

Maria                           French

Jessica                         Geography

Robert                         German A

Jelena                          German B

Clara                            Greek

Naomi                         Latin

Lydia                           Mandarin

Jack                             Mathematics

Mao                             Further Mathematics

Montgomerie               Physics

Emilia                          Spanish

Ben                              Sports Science

Charles                        Theology and Philosophy

Benjamin                     Theory of Knowledge (IB)