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Familiar Face at Holy Family School

22nd December 2017

Familiar Face at Holy Family School

Staff and students at The Holy Family School in Keighley welcomed back former Deputy Head Peter Booth as their guest of honour at their Achievement Evening when last year’s Year 11 cohort returned to school to collect prizes and certificates.


The Head Girl and Head Boy presided over the evening.  They began with prayer before welcoming the parents and other guests.  They then introduced Peter Booth who began by commenting that he had suffered 37 Achievement or Presentation Evenings with a Guest of Honour in his career so he knew to keep it short! 


He reflected on the furore that accompanies the publication of results with the ever increasing scrutiny of league tables and year-on-year comparisons when actually it was about the personal achievement of each individual student.  After sharing memories of his time working at Holy Family he lived up to his reputation as a historian quoting Socrates and Peter the Hermit to reassure parents that everyone through the ages thought that their children Could Do Better.  He concluded by urging the students to make the best use they could of the gifts and experiences that the school had been able to offer them.


Peter Booth then presented the prizes and GCSE certificates before everyone adjourned for a brief social over mince pies and drinks