Before girls headed off for a well deserved summer break, there was the opportunity to celebrate a year of many and varied achievements.
First was Sports Awards, an annual event but the first in our new School Hall. The event was hosted by Lucy Cottee, the outgoing Games Captain, who did a superb job hosting the evening and introducing reports from individual Sports Captains. The evening saw recognition for girls at every level: from those achieving at National and County Sport to Year 6 earning their Primary Colours.
Among the guests was alumna Beth Gill, who is currently awaiting notification of a call up to the GB World Championship Canoeing team ahead of their World Championships in Prague in August. While at school, Beth excelled on the hockey pitch playing for school and for Scotland Under 18s and Under 16s before being spotted at a talent identification programme, making the move into Canoeing and embarking on the road to the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Beth was there to support her younger sister Lottie, who is well on the way to following in her sister’s footsteps, currently trialling for the Futures Cup team from which the England Under 21 Hockey team is selected. Lottie picked up an award for her part in the Under 16 Netball team reaching the National League Finals in London earlier this year, and was also recognised for being the top Hockey goal scorer – racking up an impressive tally of 35 goals this season!
As much as it was about individual successes, the evening was also a celebration of the huge participation in Sport at NHSG and the added enjoyment and value it so evidently adds to School life.
Next up was the Celebration of Achievement, a fitting way to round off a successful school year. Years 7-10 kept the audience entertained with a fantastic array of performances showcasing the highlights of 2016-17 in Performing Arts. Interspersed were presentations from girls involved in trips and events throughout the year – just a flavour of all the extra-curricular activities girls have been busy with this year. Finally, the term finished with another important School tradition – ice cream!
We look forward to seeing everyone again in September, and to another busy and successful year.