The annual Chigwell Speech Day took place with events relating to all pupils in the School. On the Friday afternoon, there was a service of celebration in St Mary’s Church led by Chaplain Rev. Gary Scott, for pupils in Reception to Year 4, and this was followed by a garden party in the Pre Prep. Saturday morning saw two services for the remaining Juniors and Seniors, at which the preacher was Dr Diana Lowry. Prize giving itself took place in the marquee on Top Field on Saturday afternoon and the guest of honour was Dr Charlie Laderman OC. Charlie studied History and Politics at the University of Nottingham and went on to complete a PhD at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. He was later a Research Fellow at Peterhouse College, Cambridge, and is currently a lecturer in International History at King’s College, London. His research focuses on the United States and its relations with the wider world. Later in the evening, the annual Chigwell ball took place for leavers and parents.