After a bumper year that has taken in a trip to America, a charity fashion show, an epic bike ride and a languages conference, Polam Hall school is already making exciting plans for next academic year.
The independent day school in Darlington will this month bid farewell to its upper sixth form as they move on to their chosen universities.
At the same time, other students at the school – which caters for girls and boys from age three to 18 – are looking forward to the holidays and a chance to reflect on what has been an extremely productive and diverse three terms.
But the school is already looking to the future and has just launched its new-look website which provides a real day-by-day view of life at Polam Hall.
Meanwhile, among the activities pupils have been involved in this year was a trip across the pond to New York and Washington, a fashion show in aid of Nybirongo Orphanage School in Uganda, numerous music workshops and an internationally-focused languages conference.
Pupils also took part in a football tour, Duke of Edinburgh expeditions, theatre visits, workplace experience, enrichment days, a summer ball and a combined cadet force camp.
The school, which has a strong emphasis on excellence, extracurricular activities, family values and pastoral care, also took part in several charity events, including a coast to coast charity bike ride which spawned the beginnings of a new cycling club at the school.
Polam Hall has a long established reputation for producing artistic and creative talent and also for putting on a show for its local community.
And it has certainly lived up to its reputation on both counts this year, with pupils winning a number of accolades in musical and drama competitions, and the school hosting some hugely popular events.
Students performed Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing in the school’s beautiful grounds and, in the last week of term, hosted a “Night at the Musicals” featuring performances of songs from a spectrum of West End favourites.
Polam Hall has been based at its site in Darlington since 1854 and prides itself on maintaining its traditional values and rich heritage while being able to offer pupils the strongest possible skills for the future.
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