On Thursday 7th July 2021, as is tradition, we celebrated the end of term with our King’s Day at Worcester Cathedral, where we celebrated and said farewell to our departing Upper Sixth.
The day started with a Prize Giving Ceremony where we celebrated the leadership, achievements and spirit this Upper Sixth have provided to the school as they look ahead to exciting futures.
There was a short break, where the leaving Upper Sixth were able to have refreshments on the lawn together and catch up again following their departure from King’s a few weeks ago.
We then reconvened in Worcester Catherdral for the King’s Day Leavers’ Service which concluded in the traditional leavers’ prayer and the Irish Blessing.
Unfortunately this year we were not able to invite parents to the King’s Day celebrations, due to covid restrictions, but the events were live-streamed to parents, friends, staff and the wider King’s community to ensure we could, at the very least, have their presence virtually.
Following the service, Pupils were congratulated and fist-bumped (the best option whilst handshaking is still not allowed) by Mr Doodes as they passed through the doors of College Hall, where they were met by the sound of applauding staff, who had lined up along College Green to congratulate the leavers, and the cathedral bells ringing in their honour whilst the sun shone down on them.
Pupils were then treated to a BBQ lunch in the school gardens which had been beautifully and lovingly decorated by Heads of House and Upper Sixth Form Tutors. There were many photo opportunities to be had, including a photo booth set up at the bottom of the gardens. Photos from this can be found here.
We wish each and every one of our 2021 Leavers all the best for the next chapter of their journey and we look forward to them forever being part of the King’s community.
All photos from the event can be found on the King’s Worcester Flickr.