|The Choir practise for Speech Day|
Wednesday 19th October saw Stover looking spick and span for the Senior School Speech Day. Prizes were presented by Guest of Honour Serena Brocklebank: mountaineer, diplomat, House Mistress and lawyer (amongst other things). Ms Brocklebank recently led a party from Stover on a trek to the Annapurna Base Camp and, with extreme modesty, gave a short but inspiring illustrated talk on her conquest of Everest - highlighting how she was acutely aware of following in her grandfather's footsteps.
Chair of the Governers Mrs Charlotte Walliker outlined some exciting new developments for Stover in her speech, including a move to being a completely coeducational school from September 2012, the advent of boys' boarding on the school site and a new structure to the school day - which will allow increased contact time for lessons and make it easier for pupils and staff to get more fully involved in extra-curricular activities.