As is the tradition here at King’s Worcester, we celebrated the end of the 21/22 academic year with King’s Day. On this special sunny summer day, we bid farewell to our departing Upper Sixth and celebrate their achievements during their time here.
The King’s Day service took on a new format this year, combining the previous prize-giving service and cathedral service into one Service. This allowed us to focus upon the Upper Sixth leavers within the context of a service which looked back across the year gone by and once looked ahead to the future.
This year we were unable to invite the wider King’s community to the King’s Day celebrations, due to the storm-damaged caused to Worcester Cathedral earlier this year, but the events were live-streamed to ensure we could, at the very least, have their presence virtually.
It was truly wonderful though to finally be able to welcome parents back to celebrate their children’s special day, after a two-year hiatus throughout the pandemic.
Following the Service, Students passed through the doors of College Hall for one final time, where they were met by applauding staff and parents, and the sounds of the cathedral bells ringing in their honour.
The leavers and their families were then treated to a 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 in the Boat House.
This year saw the return of the much-valued and well-loved King’s Days afternoon events. There was the outstanding A Level art exhibition in the Sir Terry Frost Art Gallery, a fantastic exhibition of the archives in Edgar Tower, the annual 1st and 2nd Cricket team vs OV teams down on the playing fields and The KSW Boat Club Regatta on the River Severn. Seeing so many OVs return to school to participate in these sporting events and so many parents, pupils and OVs spectating was lovely. These events are a true testament to the King’s family, and showcase the strength of the OV Community that our Upper Sixth leavers are now a part of.
We wish each and every one of our 2022 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.
The photo booth photos can be accessed using code 0707claire
Photos from King’s Day 2022 are on Firefly. Photos include Leavers’ Service, Procession, Garden Party, Art Exhibition and Rowing Regatta.