Portsmouth Grammar School unveiled a poignant sculpture at the entrance to its Sixth Form Centre before celebrating the achievements of pupils over the last year.
Award-winning writer and historian Dr Rosemary Hill was the guest of honour at the annual prizegiving ceremony at St Thomas’ Cathedral in Old Portsmouth.
Before the ceremony she unveiled the sculpture at the Sixth Form Centre entrance, which was inspired by a poem written by her late husband, Christopher Logue, who was a former pupil at the school.
The unveiling of the sculpture was the beginning of an evening of celebration to recognise the success and achievements of the last academic year, with over 200 awards being handed out to senior school pupils.
Among the prize-winners were Sam and Ben Caldera, who received the Samuel Hudson Memorial Prize, which is awarded to pupils who triumph over adversity.
Headmaster James Priory said: ‘The prizegiving ceremony is our opportunity to honour the extraordinary achievements of our pupils in the last academic year and to celebrate and inspire everyone to ensure our school community continues to be a special place to learn and grow.’