Speech Day 2018
Guest of Honour Miranda Krestovnikoff
Guest of Honour, wildlife and diving TV presenter, author and public speaker, Miranda Krestovnikoff, gave a fascinating talk to pupils, parents, teachers and governors on the teachers that had inspired her career at Exeter School’s annual Speech Day on the evening of 20 September.
Biologist and trained diver, Miranda is a resident wildlife expert on BBC One’s The One Show, and has presented natural history stories, ranging from robotic ants to rare dolphins, from all around the country, over the last six years. As well as natural history, Miranda specialises in history and archaeological programmes including Channel 4 series Wreck Detectives, BBC2 series Hidden Treasure and the UKTV History production Time Trail.
Miranda spent the afternoon visiting Exeter School, spending time with Junior School and Sixth Form pupils, answering many questions and enthusing them about her love of animals and wildlife.
Chairman of Governors Andrew King led the Speech Day ceremony during which Headmaster Bob Griffin gave a summary of the year’s achievements, praising senior pupils and their teachers upon the excellent public examination outcomes of Summer 2018. The school demonstrated continued consistency at A Level, with 26% of grades at A*, and 81% at A*, A or B. The Upper Fifth distinguished themselves at GCSE: 74.5% of all their grades were A* or A, or the new 9, 8 or 7.
Exeter Junior School Headmistress Sue Marks celebrated a successful school year combining the efforts of an outstanding team of pupils, staff, parents and Governors.
In the year Exeter School celebrated its 20th year of co-education, the Head Boy Ben Harvey and Head Girl Beth Pittman closed proceedings with a vote of thanks to the Guest Speaker and the Deputy Lord Mayor who was also in attendance.