Preparations for Saturday’s celebratory prize-giving event paid off, as the day was a resounding success.

The event gave the College the opportunity to recognise and award outstanding students, in both academic and personal achievements.

This year saw many changes to the prestigious event; with the welcome addition of Years 7 and 8, the move of location for lunch and drinks to the Quad and most importantly, more of a focus on the students and the diversity of life and community at Worksop College.

There were some traditional aspects however, that were too important to change, including the commemoration service and prize-giving ceremony held in St Cuthbert’s Chapel.

Chapel13Start of the Commemoration service

Our guest speaker this year was Dr Norbert Roettgen, who is a member of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and since January 2014, has been Chairman of Germany’s Foreign Affairs Committee. He is also the father of a current student in Mason House.

Dr Roettgen said:

“I am honoured by the invitation to attend your prize-giving celebration.”


After the service and presentation, parents and pupils were welcomed on to the Quad for lunch and drinks, which included a mouth-watering BBQ.

BBQParents and pupils enjoying lunch and drinks on the Quad



grass pic12After lunch, a variety of different performances and events began, including: a cricket match and a concert in the chapel featuring VOX, the Schola Cantorum and solo performances from our talented musicians.

music2Worksop musicians performing throughout the day

Portland House divisions also battled it out in a competitive game of rounder’s, whilst drama students demonstrated their skill with a variety of different monologues.

In the afternoon, votes were cast for the Wimbledon’ Bake-off and a topical live debate took place; Boys v. Girls!

bake offBake-off Competition – Photo courtesy of Helen Platt-Hawkins

As well as live performances on the day, there were a variety of different Art and Design Technology exhibitions on display throughout the school.

DTArt and Design and Technology Exhibitions from GCSE and A-Level students


Speeches from the Captains of School were made, followed by the Prefect Handover on the Headmaster’s Lawn.

The day concluded with Afternoon Tea and a performance from Bert’s Big Band.

musicBert’s Big Band rounding off the day

Headmaster, Gavin Horgan summed up the day perfectly:

“This is a day of celebration and it is also one of commemoration. For many students and some staff this day represents the last major school event before they leave us to embark on the next stage of life.”

Overall, the event was a massive success, congratulations to all 2017 prize-winners!

prize winners1

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