An emotional end to the school year

Last night was an emotional one for the Prep and Senior boys as for many, it was the last Thorpe House Prize Giving they will attend as pupils. The event was held at The School Hall at Eton College and all boys in Years 3 to 11 joined their parents for a celebration of achievements. Glenn Delaney, the London Irish Head Coach presented the prizes, the Head Boys for the next academic year were announced as Eliyas Maroof (Prep Head Boy) and Harry Walsh (Senior Head Boy) and this year’s Senior Head Boy, Nick Webber gave a fantastic speech about his time at Thorpe House, an excerpt of which is below:

‘It’s doesn’t feel long since I was at my first Prize Giving as a Year 3 watching a very grown-up Head Boy delivering his speech. I thought it was inspirational, a great privilege and I wondered if I would even be able to do that…and now we’re about to find out! I am a Thorpe Lifer which means I have gone all the way through from Nursery to Year 11 and what an eventful career it has been!

………..I want to thank all the teachers and everyone at Thorpe for giving me ‘more than an exceptional education’, if Carlsberg made schools it would probably be called Thorpe House. Family and friends have asked me if I’m sad to be leaving, however I don’t feel this question does the school justice as it implies Thorpe is just a stage in life, whereas I see it as an inseparable part of my life. When I go to my new school, I’m not leaving Thorpe House behind; I’m taking the values and skills I have learnt since joining the school 13 years ago with me and I’m sure my fellow classmates agree.’