“Just emailing to say the speech went down really well and I had so many compliments on it! My parents, teachers and I were really happy with it, so I’m really grateful for all the time and effort you put into it. Thank you so much.” – Becca C.
It is amazing how many times we have been asked to write a speech for a Head Boy or Head Girl leaving a school.
Usually, the reason is that they are just too busy. It’s the end of term, exams have just finished, and there is so much else to do. The problem is that without decent preparation, a speech of this magnitude can fall very flat.
To get our role out of the way first, we are here to take that burden from you, either by giving you some constructive feedback on your first draft, or by taking it off your hands and writing it for you.
There is, of course, a cost attached, and in many cases this has been arranged directly with the Head Boy or Head Girl’s parents.
If, quite understandably, you decide to go it alone, good luck. Please remember that this is not about you! You are just the eyes through which your year, and those who know and love you, will remember the school. So try to avoid in-jokes and too many personal stories. The aim should be to create something as relevant to a scientist as a historian, and to a sportsman as a thespian.
As Head Boy you are probably a high achiever, but please remember that your words should be humble and inclusive. The child who kept a low profile and ‘existed’ through your time together is still leaving, and the school will have left just as strong a mark on them as it has on you.
We hope to hear from you, and make this a head boy speech that your peers will be talking about at the school reunion in 50 years time – and for all the RIGHT reasons!
Please call us on +44 20 8245 8999, contact us by Skype or email, or, if it’s more convenient, fill-in the contact form on the right hand side of this page and we’ll get straight back to you.