We had a beautiful day for Commem this year and marked the end of a remarkable academic year with a very special series of events. Proceedings began with a Service in the Abbey, which included the premiere of Jordan Berry's (U6a) anthem 'O Sacrum Convivium' and some powerful singing from almost 1000 parents, pupils and guests. Prize Giving and Speeches shortly followed, with Head boys Peter Folkes (U6a) and George Sutton (U6m), giving a humorous, rhyming review of the year. Our guest of honour this year was Professor Michael Proctor, the Provost of King’s College Cambridge, where Turing studied after leaving Sherborne.
Each House provided much needed refreshment, with a wonderful lunch in the House gardens, before the 1st XI ended their season against The Pilgrims on The Upper. The Leavers Service took place in the chapel, which was a wonderful moment of reflection for our Upper Sixth boys, teacher and parents. The day came to a close with the much anticipated Leavers Ball with Sherborne Girls.
We wish the Sixth Form leavers continued success and happiness as they embark on the new chapter of their lives. Tom Rimmer, Head of Sixth Form, commented on the lasting impression the 2017/18 leavers have made:
The impact they have made over the last five years is truly immeasurable and their legacy of kindness and compassion will live long in the memory of younger boys and staff alike. I wish them all the best in their various endeavours and have no doubt they will go on to extraordinary successes. I just hope they’ll come back and tell us all about it!