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O is for outstanding

Jack Simpson

Head of Marketing and Communications

Clapton is god

Any regular browser of this blog would be able to tell you that we go to a lot of evening dos, and it’s true that we love a good party! One of our absolute favourites, though, is the annual ball for Kingfisher Community Special School at The White Hart, which took place on Saturday 21st. It was a humbling experience to be able to share the company of the dedicated and talented staff behind the scenes of a school described as the ‘benchmark for outstanding’ by the Office for Standards in Education.

As PR Assistant here at Web Applications, I’m lucky in that I get to visit Kingfisher fairly often, and experience first hand the lengths these people will go to ensure the happiness and development of their wonderful students. Not wanting to take up too much of anybody’s time, I tend to keep to myself when I visit – but would like to say particular thanks to Nic Found and Michael Unsworth for always making us feel welcome.

The White Hart is a uniquely charming spot for a charity ball, the glamorous surroundings on the night complimented by a room of glamorous looking people. Two skilled magicians mingled with the guests in the cosy suite, pulling card tricks and making jewellery disappear. We were welcomed to dinner by television and radio presenter John Stapleton, while jazz singer and Kingfisher favourite Andy Powell provided entertainment. Viv nearly pulled off a win at crowd game Heads and Tails, though sadly the up-for-grabs champagne ended up on Inclusive Tech‘s table!

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Maybe next time Viv!

Possibly the oddest moment of the night was when Andy sang a rendition of That’s Amore, only for the room to begin waving handkerchiefs to the beat. Is that always supposed to happen? Am I just uncultured? Ah well, in true Webbie style we got right into the spirit of things nonetheless.
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We couldn’t be happier to be associated with an Outstanding school like Kingfisher. Looking forward to seeing you soon guys!