Worksop College’s headteacher praised his pupils for achieving national success at a speech day last weekend.
The Great Hall was filled on Saturday 2nd July for the college’s annual speech ceremony.
As he addressed the school, headteacher Roy Collard paid particular attention to two group of pupils that had achieved national success this year.
Worksop College is one of four national winners out of 2,000 entries of the BBC School’s Question Time competition.
This has enabled two upper sixth form pupils to assist in the live production of BBC Question Time from Basingstoke on 7th July.
The college’s rocket manufacturing team are the UK champions and recently came second in the international tournament at the Paris Air Show.
In his speech Mr Collard focused on the centenary of the founding of the College Chapel, St Cuthbert’s and highlighted the outstanding GCSE and A Level results.
He ended his speech by likening this year’s leavers to the salt of the earth.
“When you leave here you are like scattered salt, distributed in the world, taking what you have learnt here to be effective out there,” he said.
The day began with a commemoration service in the chapel. An art exhibition and a design technology exhibition were also on display.
After the speech ceremony, two cricket matches were played. Knox Grammar, from Australia took on the college’s first 11s and the under 15A 11s.