Celebrating Success

Merchant Taylors’ Schools recently celebrated the success of its students at two prestigious Prize Giving Ceremonies which took place at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

The Senior Girls’ School welcomed Guest Speaker and former Merchants’ pupil, Clare Lilley, who is the Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP).  Clare gave an inspirational speech to the girls, staff and parents in which she encouraged everyone to “Embrace responsibility and give to something bigger than yourself”.

Former right-hand man to Lord Sugar on BBC’s The Apprentice and current host of Countdown, Nick Hewer, was the Guest Speaker for the Boys’ School celebration.  He entertained the audience with a witty speech about his time at school and varied career in television.  He told the boys to recognise all the opportunities available to them, say yes to everything and always try something new.

Click on the links below to view videos of the ceremonies.

Girls’ Ceremony

Full Ceremony

Chair of Governors’ Remarks

Headmistress School Report

Clare Lilley’s Speech

Boys’ Ceremony

Full Ceremony

Vice Chair of Governors’ Remarks

Forbidden Planet Excerpt

Headmaster’s Report

Head Boys’ Address

Nick Hewer’s Speech