THE LAST DAY OF SUMMER TERM
On the last day of term Grange Primary School held the Leavers’ Service in St Paul’s Church. About 120 children and 80 adults were there to say a fond farewell to the year 6 pupils, 2 members of staff and a family of 3 moving to a new home.
The service was a very moving one and many tears were shed by adults and children alike. Tributes were paid to the year 6 pupils who had proved to be such a good group and had set wonderful examples to the younger children, being such excellent role models. They were praised for everything they had contributed to the school and will be greatly missed. To me in the ‘audience’ they seemed very thoughtful and mature and a credit to themselves, their families and the school. Just the sort of young people we need in tomorrow’s world.
All the children throughout the school behaved beautifully throughout the service which lasted for well over an hour. There were songs and readings and music. We listened to the school music group with Mrs Pool throughout the service and we were delighted to hear solos from Kate Moore, Edmund Hui and Ilona Barker, such talented young musicians.
The year 6 children recalled their memories and regaled us with exciting things that had happened. I think that even Mrs Summers was amazed to hear about the prank when someone was shut in a wardrobe during a residential visit! They did let him out! Mrs Summers told us about her own adventure with her i-phone when canoeing! The overall impression from these children was how much they had enjoyed their school experience and what wonderful memories they would take away from Grange School.
The leavers were presented with lapel badges from St Paul’s Church to remind them that we hold them all in our hearts and prayers as they move on. We wish year 6 well in their secondary schools and hope their memories from there will be as happy as their present ones. We send them with our love knowing that they have received such a good education in Grange School.
Look out for the cairn in church. We hope to find a corner for it during Summer.