John Boyega returns to Westminster City School!

John Boyega returns to Westminster City School!

Talented pupils received awards from Star Wars Actor

On Friday 8th July Westminster City School assembled at College Garden in the beautiful grounds of Westminster Abbey to celebrate the achievements of the School during the past year.

The School recorded outstanding examination results in 2015 with 73% of pupils achieving at least 5 A* – C grades at GCSE with English and maths, and 25% of all grades at A*/A.

The School was delighted to welcome John Boyega, the leading star of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. John left Westminster City School in 2008 and is now a globally recognised actor and one of Hollywood’s latest leading men.

Mr James Wilson said:
As a life-long Star Wars fan myself it is particularly rewarding to see an old boy rise to stardom.<

The School orchestra played the Star Wars theme by John Williams to rapturous applause in honour of the star guest.

The audience also included past Headmasters, teachers and alumni including last year’s guest speaker The Rt Hon Wes Streeting MP.

Many of the teachers who taught John as a student still teach at Westminster city School and were present in the audience. It was particularly touching for them to be remembered with little side stories and anecdotes.

John Boyega said to the pupils
A lot of friends that I had with me have gone to greater heights and that’s something that you have in your hands. The choice of what you make of your life is yours and yours alone. Take ownership of your lives and be the best you can, not only for yourselves but for your family. Your parents trust you to be in School and do well. Take responsibility, have fun and thank you so much.

Award winning pupils and musicians then had the opportunity of a group photo with John. The evening concluded with a reception of drinks and canapés for parents, staff and alumni to celebrate another successful year at Westminster City School. The presence of a true Hollywood A list actor who remains humble and appreciative of his school days was an occasion that every one present was privileged to experience.