Commemoration Evening 2017
On Thursday 5th January, sixth form students past and present gathered in the school hall for an evening of celebration.
A number of awards were given to students who have demonstrated excellent levels of effort, attainment and/ or community spirit during their time in the KTS sixth form.
Our guest of honour on the evening was famed explorer Mr John Sullivan, who delivered a fascinating key-note speech.
Mr Sullivan captivated the audience with accounts of his travels to far flung parts of the globe in his many career roles as an explorer, conservationist, mountain expedition leader, TV researcher and even as a Royal Marine Commando. One particularly incredible story involved Mr Sullivan trekking through the unforgiving jungles of Papua New Guinea in search of cannibal tribes!
Mr Sullivan closed his speech with an inspiring thought- to find your passion in life and feed it with as many challenging and interesting experiences as possible.
In addition to the presentation of awards and the key-note address, there was an array of entertainment on display throughout the evening from sixth form students old and new.
The brass ensemble performed their devised piece wonderfully well, before leading the audience in a rendition of the national anthem. In addition, year 13 student Beth Mance delivered a brilliant vocal performance, singing ‘All that jazz’ from the musical Chicago.
It was also nice to welcome back music phenomenon Ben Goldscheider, who wowed the audience with his French Horn playing. Ben finished his A Level studies in the summer of 2016 and is now studying at a prestigious music school in Berlin.
Our Head Boy and Head Girl for the class of 2016, Barney Taylor and Lucy Merrell, also delivered a passionate and motivating speech. They encouraged current students to appreciate the opportunities on offer at The KTS Sixth Form, as they reflected on their own journey through post-16 education and their respective achievements.
We would like to thank our guest of honour Mr Sullivan for taking time out of his busy schedule to appear at this event and we would like to thank the students, parents and staff in attendance for helping to make Commemoration Evening 2017 a truly celebratory occasion.