What’s the collective noun for a group of Speech Days?

May 25th – Uppingham School and Oakham School held their annual Speech Days on the same day.  As Lord-Lieutenant of the county I’m ex-officio on the Board of Governors of both schools.  So what do I do?

Fortunately Uppingham’s Speech Day is mainly in the morning and Oakham’s is mainly in the afternoon, so by offering explanations to both and eating a VERY swift lunch I managed to get to the key aspects of both events.

It is very uplifting to see and hear the many achievements of our young people.  So many of them work so hard, and in such diverse ways.  They really do deserve to succeed.  Congratulations to all.

Sadly I was so busy clapping I didn’t manage to get a photo of either!