The Anniversary Lunch held today was a wonderful celebration. It included the presentation of The Hutchins Foundation Follow Your Dream Awards which assists current students with funding to pursue their dreams and goals in their chosen passion. The following students were presented with Follow Your Dream awards:
- Campbell Braithwaite – Dance & Drama
- Fergus Charles – Sport & Design
- Michael Gentile – Furniture Design
- Isaac Sargent – Filmmaking
- Thomas Skalicky – Music
- Jack Weeding – Rugby
The Hutchins School Old Boys’ Association unveiled the ‘Hutchins Lion’ which is a posthumous award given to honour an Old Boy who has excelled in his chosen field of endeavour. This year Denis Warner was ‘lionised’. Denis commenced at Hutchins as a boarder in 1928 and started his journalism career as a copy boy at The Mercury in the 1930s.
Denis spent almost six decades reporting the conflicts in Asia and Asia’s rise and is considered to be one of the most enduring and influential figures in postwar journalism. We were thrilled that Denis’s children Nick and Annabel were able to join us for this historic occasion.