We were delighted to welcome Dame Julie Moore as our guest of honour. Dame Julie is a past pupil of Bellerive and is now chief executive of the University Hospital Birmingham NHS trust. Dame Julie presented certificates and subject awards and spoke fondly of her time at Bellerive. She made particular reference to education being a life-long journey and was keen to remind students that the only barrier to their future success was their own self-belief.
Mr Higgins, acting headteacher reminded students to thank the people who had helped them achieve their results and encouraged the gathering of former and current students to enjoy their achievements and to remember that they were all people of value, regardless of their examination results.
Our school choir and orchestra provided a fitting soundtrack for the evening with their renditions of pieces from composers as diverse as Edvard Grieg and Gary Barlow.