80 ACADEMIC Review GRADE 8 The grade 8s, together with members of the heritage committee, spent the day at Kearsney Manor in August.Today an upmarket wedding venue, Kearsney Manor was built in the 1880s by Sir Liege Hulett and was home to the Hulett family until 1921 when Kearsney College opened its doors to the 13 founding pupils.The grade 8s had the oppor tunity to explore every corner of Kearsney Manor including the Hulett family chapel and graveyard – including an attempt to make contact with Lady Hulett’s ghost – and in so doing came away with an appreciation of the history and traditions of their fine school. Rober t Kennedy once said that “few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small por tion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.” My thanks are extended to all those who taught and all those who learnt history this year. I believe that in all the hard work greatness was achieved (with some ‘bending’ of history too!). Adam Rogers