Year 11’s ‘official’ last day is a ‘rite of passage’ which was anticipated with a range of emotions by students and staff alike. On Friday 12th May, there were lots of smiles as the students arrived for their last day of lessons before the study leave and exams period commences in earnest.
There were also, however, tears and hugs as the year group, head of year, tutors, teachers and support staff came together to share memories and reflect on everything that had been achieved over the last five years at the Celebration Assembly at the end of the day lead by Mrs McKee- Head of year 11. Following this, the hall was cleared for year 11, giving all students an opportunity to have their shirt signed, take photos and say their goodbyes to staff.
There was tutor time as normal in the morning, where students and tutors were given the opportunity to have photos taken with their respective tutor groups and say thank you’ s and goodbyes.
Four lessons followed, after which the students had lunch and then made their way to Celebration Assembly in the hall where they were greeted by music and a display of photos of them ranging from year 7- 11! The student awards/prize giving began, followed by a magnificent film showcasing the suberb media skills of Jonathan Metcalf 11a and Tanisha Basra 11a. The film combined photo and video memories from the last five years as well as a collection of clips from staff wishing students well, including a song written and performed by Mr Elston and a poem by Miss Toms.
Nikita Sahni 11d was presented with a special gift for all she has done to help organise the Prom, and student, Niamh O’Sullivan 11g, was given a prize for outstanding punctuality and attendance. Oliver Latham 11a and Jasmine Pole 11a were commended for always giving 100% engagement & enthusiasm to school life and always going the extra mile throughout time at WBS.
Head of school, Mr Peacock, commended the class of 2017, saying he knew they would make everyone proud this summer and wishing them all the very best now and in the future.
We now look forward to seeing students all dressed up in their finery at the Prom on 22nd June at Colwick Hall.