Woodbridge: Speech day praise is music to the ears of skilled school pupils

Left to right: Aldeburgh Music's Roger Wright with Woodbridge School head girl Lorna Bennell, head b

Left to right: Aldeburgh Music's Roger Wright with Woodbridge School head girl Lorna Bennell, head boy Robert Smith and headmaster Neil Tetley - Credit: Archant

A new headmaster and a recently appointed charity chief shared a first experience in their roles at a school’s annual speech day.

Both embarking on their first year in the job, Neil Tetley, new head at Woodbridge School, and Roger Wright, who became chief executive of Aldeburgh Music in March, addressed pupils for the traditional ceremony.

On his first public engagement in Suffolk, Mr Wright said he had heard much about the school’s musical reputation and explained how it can bring people together and bridge divides. He also applauded the range of international initiatives available to pupils.

At first speech day, Mr Tetley commended the warmth and community of the school, as well as recent exam success. National achievements in sports and music were also included, as well as praise for charity work across the school, which had raised more than £50,000 for 50 organisations.