One of the last leavers’ programme activities of 2020 was ‘Pilko’s…
During the course of a term, pupils can expect to be invited to attend several lectures, delivered by visiting speakers from varied walks of life. Such lectures take place in the McMullen Hall two or three times a term. Every effort is made to choose lecture topics that are appropriate for the particular age and interests of the children.
It is intended that the lecture broadens the pupils’ perspective to consider topics that would not necessarily be raised in class, or to support a topic that has already been covered. They are generally illustrated talks and provide time for questions.
Through these lectures, the pupils will not only receive exposure to a broad sweep of topics and subjects but also as part of their wider education to learn how to sit quietly and listen attentively to a speaker. The speaker will also be introduced and a vote of thanks will be given by a pupil. Topics recently covered in lectures include: The History of Pop Music, An Ethopian Odyssey, The Household Cavalry, Blind Vision, What on Earth Happened, and Afghan Connection.