BGS Boys held their annual Prize Giving event to celebrate successes of the last academic year at The Victoria Hall in Bolton. Pupils and parents attended this prestigious event which included a variety of speeches, musical performances and prizes were awarded to pupils from Year 7 to the recent Upper Sixth Form leavers.
The special guest for the evening was Old Boy Bobby Cross. Having completed his Law degree at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Bobby is best known for his sporting successes. He is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Lancashire Cricket Board as well as General Manager of the Lancashire Thunder women’s team that plays in the Kia Super League.
The evening began with the arrival of the platform party before a beautiful rendition of the School Song. Chair of Governors Mrs Gillian Winter then provided her remarks before the Concert Band’s performance of ‘Symphonic Suite from Star Trek’ by Michael Giacchino, arranged by Jay Bocook.
Having organised Prize Giving at BGSB for the last seven years as Second Master, this was the first as Headmaster for Mr Cassidy. He commented, “I was absolutely delighted to be able to celebrate the boys' achievements with them. The boys are a credit to themselves and many are going up to some of the best universities in the country and clearly have very exciting futures ahead of them. We are also very proud of those who have achieved more modest results, for whom, such results represent great personal achievement. I congratulate all the boys on their achievements.”
Art teacher Kiri Gore also spoke about the ‘Fallen Swans’ project and the audience watched a video produced by pupil Harry Vernon for his GCSE Art project. There were speeches from pupils Tommy Kirby, Ben Power, Max Carroll, George Armstrong and Josh Taylor. The evening concluded with the vote of thanks delivered by the Captain of the School Joe Edgar.