Bloomfield Collegiate once again celebrated the tremendous academic and sporting life of the school during our annual Prize Day.

The opening address was delivered by Michael Roberts who welcomed the pupils, parents, staff and friends of the school to the event. His introduction linked perfectly Professor O’Neill’s expertise in electronic engineering to Bloomfield’s scientists and decision-makers of the future.

Dr Barr, who was delivering his final Principal’s Report, focused on how the occasion was an excellent opportunity to “celebrate the successes together” and outlined the School’s strong sense of community.

In recognition of the pupils’ efforts and achievements, guest of honour, Professor Maire O’Neill, distributed the prizes and then addressed the audience. She emphasised the importance of seizing the initiative in your career and talked about her own inspiration growing up in County Donegal.

The chamber choir took centre stage and entertained everyone with their delightful performance of Whitaker’s “The Seal Lullaby”. Hannah H’s magical “I Giorni” piano solo was also mesmerising and thoroughly enjoyable.

Dr Barr would like to thank all the pupils, parents, governors, staff and, especially, Professor O’Neill for creating such a warm and wonderful occasion.

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