Speech Day 2022

28 May 2022
10:00 - 17:00

Live stream tickets no longer need to be pre booked, a live stream link will be emailed to parents in the week of Speech Day


We welcome pupils, parents and staff to celebrate Speech Day 2022 with us in the iconic Wellington Big Top. Enjoy a showcase event of the years activities, prize giving’s and speeches from the College community. The annual house picnics on Turf will take place from 12.30, along with an assortment of outdoor events including the Cavalry Charge, Gun Run, Exhibitions and full school Call Over.

Timings for the Day
09.00: Doors open at the Big Top
09.45: Audience must be seated in the Big Top
10.00: Speech Day show and ceremony starts in the Big Top
12.30: House lunch on Turf and afternoon activities commence – Cricket, Cavalry and Field Gun
15.50: Sword of Honour and Drum Corps, Pupils’ Medals and Master’s Callover

In the interest of sustainability, please note that bottled water will not be provided in the Speech Day Big Top this year.  This initiative has been driven by the student body who would like to send the following message:

Dear Members of the Wellington College Community,

Over the past several years, Wellington’s Sustainability Team, comprised of us, the Prefects, other student leaders and staff, have taken huge steps to combat the climate crisis by raising awareness and minimising our own impact.  From giving presentations at the Youth Climate Summit and being a part of COP26 negotiations to establishing a community-wide clothing recycling programme and reducing food waste, along with giving 800 sustainability cups to members of staff and students to reduce the use of paper cups, we, as a community, have been at the forefront of how institutions can promote sustainability.
In keeping with this passion for conservation, we’ve decided to continue the promotion of reusable materials by ending the distribution and use of plastic bottles during Speech Day. Only 9% of plastics are recycled, and the rest often make their way into landfills or oceans, where they cause widespread suffering among marine life. We encourage, therefore, that you bring your own refillable bottle on the day. We hope that this initiative will both reduce waste and continue to remind people to think about their actions and their impact.

Yours sincerely 

The Prefect Team

Queries and Questions
If you have a general query about the event please email speechday@wellingtoncollege.org.uk.

The day commences in the big top on Bigside

Pupils, Staff, Parents and Pupil Family

TWO tickets are available per pupil.  Pupils do not require a ticket as they will be seated with their House.
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