David Dimbleby gets surprise at St Bede’s award ceremony

Left to right: Brooke Mason (head girl), David Dimbleby and Fred Dimbleby (head boy)
Left to right: Brooke Mason (head girl), David Dimbleby and Fred Dimbleby (head boy)

BROADCASTER David Dimbleby was the special guest at the annual St Bede’s Prep School prizegiving.

Pupils, parents, teachers and friends gathered in the sports hall for the ceremony which, organisers said, was a particularly emotional year for Mr Dimbleby as his son Fred, who has been at the Prep School since nursery, was finishing his final year at the school, a year in which he had been head boy.

Seven of the Prep School leavers helped headmaster Nicholas Bevington with his annual report and much to the amusement of the audience and Mr Dimbleby, seven mini David Dimblebys emerged with white talcum powder hair and dressed in pink shirts for a performance.

Also performing were teachers and younger pupils including the school choir and the Year 8 band, Red Plectrum.