Nostalgic trip back to Woodbridge School prize giving in 1983

Woodbridge School Speech Day in 1983 Picture: ARCHANT

Woodbridge School Speech Day in 1983 Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

It’s one of the great traditions of the private school education system – a time to celebrate the achievements of the past year.

Woodbridge School Speech Day in 1983 Picture: ARCHANT

Woodbridge School Speech Day in 1983 Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Speech Day always attracts a packed hall or marquee of supportive parents, pupils and staff to hear the headmaster speak about the year past and ahead, an eminent guest speaker, and for the much-anticipated presentation of prizes to honour students’ academic and sporting prowess.

Some state schools have started their own similar events but as a tradition it firmly belongs to the indpendent schools.

Back in 1983, an EADT photographer attended Woodbridge School to capture the event. The school was founded in 1577 for the poor of Woodbridge and is today managed by the Seckford Foundation.

Did you attend the Woodbridge School Spech Day in 1983, or recognise any of the people in our photos? To share you memories email sam.dawes@archant.co.uk

Woodbridge School Speech Day in 1983 Picture: ARCHANT

Woodbridge School Speech Day in 1983 Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Woodbridge School Speech Day in 1983 Picture: ARCHANT

Woodbridge School Speech Day in 1983 Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Woodbridge School Speech Day in 1983 Picture: ARCHANT

Woodbridge School Speech Day in 1983 Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Woodbridge School Speech Day in 1983 Picture: ARCHANT

Woodbridge School Speech Day in 1983 Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Woodbridge School Speech Day in 1983 Picture: ARCHANT

Woodbridge School Speech Day in 1983 Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Woodbridge School Speech Day in 1983 Picture: ARCHANT

Woodbridge School Speech Day in 1983 Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

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