And finally... Sir Trevor McDonald awards the Freake cup

17th September 2016

This Saturday saw King's celebrate the third annual Prize Giving ceremony at Cadogan Hall.

We were especially honoured to welcome Sir Trevor McDonald OBE - King's Fellow and former King's parent - as our guest speaker. Sir Trevor gave a rousing speech to the outgoing upper sixth cohort in which he spoke about the importance of reading widely and being informed about international affairs. He finished his speech by citing Irish playwright Samuel Beckett, who famously said: "Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better." 

Amongst the many academic and extra-curricular prizes that are awarded to fourth formers, upper fifth and sixth form students during each Prize Giving ceremony, the Freake Cup is awarded to a student who has displayed the most outstanding achievement in any field. This year's five nominees were Rosie von Spreckelsen (an oustanding harpist), Arthur Fery (second top tennis player at U14 level in England), Sam Ahmed (who finished second in the world in the International Linguistics Olympiad), Susannah Hardwick (an exceptional singer) and Christian Lindsay (a remarkable fencer). The winner was revealed as Sam Ahmed, who was awarded the Freake Cup by Sir Trevor McDonald. 

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