A recent email from an Old Sedberghian after our reunion dinner in the House of Commons prompts me to reflect on the shared Sedbergh experience which crosses generations.
The purpose of schooling is to change children. It’s a simple proposition but perhaps contentious because there are two schools of thought on the role of a school.
Every week Sedberghians put their talents and reputation on the line. Our sportsmen and women test their teamwork, skills and fitness against the best in the country, our musicians perform in front of audiences of 600 and our artists present their work for comment and criticism.
I am occasionally asked about the value of League Tables and where Sedbergh features. The answer to the latter question is more straight-forward than to the former.
Welcome to Prize-Giving. This is the cornerstone of the School year when we celebrate our collective achievements, acknowledge those who have made our children’s success possible and reflect on what makes Sedbergh distinct.