On a warm May evening (after two days of celebrating our pupils' achievements at the annual Commemoration Days) more than 500 sixth formers, parents and guests enjoyed a delicious Indian banquet, followed by a Bollywood dancing display, before partying the night away to a live band.
The 2016 Commemoration Ball was a colourful affair due to the Bollywood theme with many guests taking the opportunity to dress in traditional Indian attire.
Proceeds from The Ball raised money for charity, and the Head Master Dr Tim Greene was delighted to hand over a cheque of £10,000 to Caroline Morgan of the NSPCC.
The NSPCC is steeped in the history of Bristol, having had a presence in the City for nearly 130 years. The Reverend Benjamin Waugh, founder of the NSPCC, spoke at the first Branch meeting of supporters held in Clifton College on 6 April 1887, initiating the first wave of local supporters.
2016 is a big year for ChildLine. For 30 years, ChildLine has been a place for children in a range of difficult circumstances to turn to. Talking to ChildLine can be the first step that gets a child’s life back on track, and they have helped more than 4 million children since their launch in 1986.
We are indebted to our sponsors for the evening Veale Wasbrough Vizards, J B Drax Honore, Smith & Williamson, Cliftons estate agents and Berkeley Place.