PCC goes back to school

Tim Passmore returned to his old school on Friday as the guest speaker at the annual Ipswich School Speech Day.

Tim, who studied at Ipswich School between 1966 and 1977, talked about his time at the school, and his interests as a rugby referee, and how these had influenced him.

He reminded the pupils in the audience that they should “strive for excellence in everything”, saying: “Learning through life never stops – you have been given a fantastic opportunity to build on, so be ready when your opportunity comes.”

The packed Ipswich Corn Exchange saw 85 pupils receive prizes recognising their overall effort and achievement in subjects across the curriculum, both in and out of lessons. These prizes, many of which are historic bequests from former pupils, were presented to pupils by the Mayor of Ipswich, Councillor Hamil Clarke.

Top row: Head Boy Luke Talkington; Headmaster Nicholas Weaver; Head Girl Fran Tew;  Bottom row: Karl Daniels, Chairman of Governors; Tim Passmore, former pupil and guest speaker; Mayoress Daisy Weekes; Mayor of Ipswich Councillor Hamil Clarke