194 CLASS of 2014 The carefully structured ceremonies are a fine balance of the formal and riotous; the emotions a pendulum of sadness, nostalgia and joy. The day began for the boys in the library as they signed each other’s shir ts with tributes to their mates.This was followed by the chapel service at which the new prefects were announced, depar ting staff were hailed and tribute was paid to the class of 2014. A final address by the head boy Stephen Tedder was typically hear tfelt and moving. Head boy designate, Robbie Polkinghorne who outlined the vision of the class of 2015. As the congregation belted out ‘Five Hundred Faces’ the matrics bade a fond – and often tearful – goodbye to their teachers. The boys then crossed the lawn for the traditional flag-raising and handover ceremony. Later that evening the EGD and Visual Ar t exhibitions took place and were exceptionally well attended this year. The boys and their parents attended the final chapel service and then made their way to the Henderson hall for the leavers’ dinner.This remarkable function facilitates a sharing of memories and allows for reflection and mir th. Dave Goldhawk’s traditional roast was exceptionally enter taining and aired many closets. Not to be outdone, Stephen Tedder delivered a hilarious mock awards ceremony that celebrated the less-thanglorious achievements of his peers. The eveing closed with the singing of ‘Shosholoza; from the balcony – a stirring reminder that this was the final time that the group would sing together. The class of 2014 has impressed the College with their desire to be the best they could possibly be. Superbly led by Stephen Tedder, Tristan Tedder and the prefects, they have tackled every task in front of them with guts. They have questioned and argued and debated; challenged, decided and acted. They have, in all spheres, proved their critics wrong and left the College a stronger one than they found it. We will miss them. Vaughan Carlisle Leavers’ Day Often boys describe their last official day at Kearsney as a roller-coaster ride of emotions.