The end of the Summer Term has been a busy time for both the Lower Sixth and Upper Sixth. Members of the Lower Sixth have taken up the challenge offered by two local girls' schools. Heathfield visited us for what has now become the annual "University Challenge". The team from The John Lyon School, comprising Laith Alkasab, Tom Deacon, Bobby Gardiner and Jemie Irukwu, came out the winners, coping with questions on topics as diverse as astronomy, phobias, composers and celebrity haircuts. Members of the Lower Sixth also took part in a 'Strictly Come Dancing' event with North London Collegiate School. With just one evening session and an intensive Saturday of practice, the couples were taught to dance the Mambo, the Rumba and the Jive. The final show took place on the Saturday night with all the couples taking to floor to dance the routines they had choreographed themselves.
After the A-Level examinations, the Upper Sixth have started to get used to life as Old Lyonians. On June 26th, the majority of the year group accepted the invitation from the Old Lyonians to a drinks party at the Pinner View clubhouse. The Old Lyonians greatly enjoyed meeting their newest members and the Upper Sixth quickly felt at home.
A few days later, the boys, along with their counterparts from Northwood College, made their way to central London for the annual Leavers' Ball. With 180 pupils and staff in attendance, the evening was a great success and was a fitting send off for the boys who have so successfully lead the School this academic year. It was an evening of mixed emotions for the boys who were both sad to be leaving and excited to move on.
The final event of this term for the Upper Sixth was the Leavers' Concert which took place after the Monitors and Prefects BBQ. The musical leavers, along with some boys from Year 11 and the Lower Sixth performed a variety of pieces from classical to rock. The concert showcased the range of talent within the year group and was a fitting farewell to a group of boys who have combined musical ability with a real sense of fun and the audience will never forget seeing five people play one guitar.