A Royal Welcome for Westbourne Sixth Form

Posted: 13th September 2019

Welcome to Sixth Form!

It was a warm Westbourne Welcome Back to School for students from Sixth Form and Senior School, including Years 11, Pre-IB, IB1 and IB2, with a very special invite to Cardiff Castle, one of Wales leading international attractions and historic sites, for the Annual IB Welcome Dinner.

The evening is a great opportunity for existing Senior School students to re-connect after the summer holiday and importantly welcome new students on to the IB Diploma and into Pre-IB, fitting;y set in a location which has been at the heart of Welsh history for over 2000 years.

“The evening at Cardiff Castle is an important part of offering a warm embrace into the community for new members of the Westbourne Family!” Jodi Barber, IB Co-ordinator
students enjoying Westbourne annual dinner at Cardiff Castle

IB2 strike a pose!

We were delighted to have talented harpist, mum and Westbourne music teacher, Eluned, entertain the group with her magnificent harp performance throughout welcome drinks, set in the historic library. Briskly followed by an entertaining and insightful history lesson by the resident Castle historian.

The history lesson continued as students were led up to the Grand Hall for an evening of fine dining, speeches by key members of staff and a welcome from Head Boy, Nikolay and Head Girl Matilde.


“The Annual IB Dinner at Cardiff Castle is always an incredible beginning to the year, and this year was no exception. The speeches were emotional and heartfelt, and the annual IB1 “walk to the tower” as ever shrouded in mystery and secrecy.”
IB Welcome Dinner

Dr Griffiths, Principal

IB Dinner

Head Boy Nikolay raises a glass with Dr Griffiths

The key focus of the event came later in the evening as IB1 took a long walk up to the very top of the Castle Clock Tower, for a moment of reflection amongst peers on the undertaking of the IB Diploma and their aims throughout the programme.

Westbourne School teachers at the Cardiff Castle annual dinner

We couldn’t start the dinner without a group photo of the teachers!

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