She was invited to speak at Speech Day
by the school's headmaster Thomas Packer.
But whatever the style, speech days
are occasions in a school calendar that have the same structure year after year.
Accounts of Byron's three Speech Day performances form the backbone of the book; flanking these chapters are others that are designed to provide biographical background pertinent to Elledge's analyses of those performances.
In the next section, Elledge returns to Byron's letter and considers the psychological context of his next Speech Day performance, tracing not only the complexities but also the theatricality, the staginess, of Byron's relationship to his mother.
Speech days were also an opportunity to reward the previous year's efforts in the classroom and on the sports field, present certificates of education and report on scholarships attained.
BRIGHTEST AND BEST: Rawthorpe County Secondary School speech day, in November, 1960.
SPICK AND SPAN: Longley Hall speech day
at the Town Hall in March, 1953 (Examiner ref: 53-1033, TmcHUD200110-ke09153) IN ROWS: Huddersfield College assembly, February 1954 (Examiner ref: 54-0646, TmcHUD200110-KE22866)
In addition to offering tailor-made shows and motivational and interactive science challenges for school speech days
, festivals and exhibitions, the company also provides education consultancy services, science communication training and scripts for a wide range of television programmes.
I have been at the Phil for school speech days
,films,graduation ceremonies and lectures but this is among the most impressive events I have ever been to.
I wouldn't say we were educated all that well by modern standards but we had fun with speech days
and French plays.
Apart from offering tailor-made shows and motivational and interactive science challenges for school speech days
, festivals and exhibitions, the company also provides education consultancy, science communication training and scripts for TV programmes.
Emerging out of the tunnel with the kind of visible pride usually reserved for head boys on school speech days
, Owen carried off his new role like an old hand.
How splendid the Town Hall, venue of my Greenhead High School speech days
in the Fifties, looked very festive with the decorations and the Scissett Middle School Choir, the Kirklees Youth Symphony Orchestra and the U3A choir gracing the stage.