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speech day

Brit (in schools) an annual day on which prizes are presented, speeches are made by guest speakers, etc.
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SPEECH days remain a significant event in most secondary schools' and colleges' calendar.
It was an eclectic hub where visitors might enjoy works by the world's greatest composers, take in the latest works of art or, perhaps, listen to a school speech day.
As my former school has again ( rather insistently, I thought ( turned down my offer to give an address at their annual speech day, it seems I will have to find another way to pass on my wisdom to the next generation.
He had attended a speech day at a Sutton Coldfield school where the headteacher urged him to tell the Government to stop reforming the education system.
At the 1954 speech day, however, it was said that 'plans for the school will certainly not come to fruition for a number of years and any child at present a member of the school can expect to complete his or her education undisturbed.' The headmaster, Mr D St J C Gurney, captains of the school houses, the head girl and head boy were among those assembled in the school's entrance hall prior to the speech day.
KING'S School in Tynemouth will celebrate its best ever A-level scores at its annual speech day on Friday.
Television was not in itself a dangerous medium; the danger lay in the way it was used, Mr Cyril Jackson, organiser of BBC Television talks, said yesterday when presenting the prizes at an annual Speech Day of Barrs Hill School, Coventry.
(Examiner ref: 61-1492, TmcHUD1801 WELCOME PARTY: At the Royds Hall Grammar School speech day in 1962, head girl Judith Mettrick shakes hands with guest speaker Mr J F M Doogan while headmaster Mr W Waterhouse and head boy Paul Castle look on.
The Birmingham Post, October 197750 Years Ago Distributing the prizes at the Speech Day of West Bromwich Secondary Technical School last night Professor E A Peel, of Birmingham University, said that one of the greatest responsibilities of parents was the simple job of providing the right conditions and atmosphere for the education of children.
VOCAL UNITY: Salendine Nook County Secondary School choir in November, 1960, taken at the school's speech day (Kirklees ref: ke12773, Examiner ref: 60-3868) STRINGS AND VOICES: Teacher Mary Kennedy (centre) with the Moldgreen Junior Folk Choir and guitarists (zzHUD090608choir5)
West House School Parents Association celebrated its silver jubilee at the annual speech day and summer party.
England women's cricketer Barbara Daniels was on hand to congratulate students of Hipperholme Grammar School at their annual Speech Day.