The Lansdowne School community celebrated the many achievements of the departing Year 11 students during our recent Leaver’s Assembly. This was an emotional, but necessary occasion. We wanted to remind the students of the many contributions that they have made to our school community.
All pupils are now ready for their next stage of learning. It is always sad to be saying farewell to students, but we are confident that they have the right skills to carry on achieving.
It was great to see the departing Year 11 students setting a high example and looking incredibly smart for their special day. All the pupils showed great maturity and were able to participate in the spirit of the assembly.
Executive Head Teacher Mrs. Adams welcomed the students and guests to the assembly. She congratulated every student and their parents and carers for all making such a positive difference to their development:
“As a school we can’t achieve any of this without you. We are confident that the pupils have made wonderful progress with their exams. We are very excited for the students. We wish them the very best.”
A series of short videos were then played. These featured one-on-one interviews with each student, reminiscing over some of their memories and favourite stories whilst students of Lansdowne School.
Class 11JP tutor Mr Peters then spoke a few words in praise of his students:
“You came to Lansdowne as children, you have grown as teenagers, and now you leave us as proud young adults. We have noticed a massive change in your development over the past year. Your level of maturity is excellent.”
Miss Karpik then praised Class 11HJ:
“It has genuinely been such a pleasure to teach you. If it has not always been wonderful, then it has been… exciting!”
The highlight of our Lansdowne Leaver’s Assembly then followed. Each student was individually invited to the front of the school hall as a staff member gave a speech about our own favourite memories of each pupil. Some of the stories were serious, many were funny. All were emotional.
Miss Shelton then spoke about the contribution that some of the students have made to the Lansdowne School Choir:
“Thank you for leading the way with the singing and signing. Please do continue to use your wonderful understanding of signing and communication!”
Our special guests then enjoyed an amazing art exhibition featuring the GCSE work of the Year 11 students. The glorious weather was enjoyed as we finished off the special day with a drinks reception in the school grounds.
We would like to thank the many parents and carers who were able to come along to our assembly to celebrate the achievements of the Year 11 students. We would also like to thank Miss Karpik, Miss Jordan and Mr. Peters for organising such a special Leaver’s Assembly.
The Lansdowne message for the Year 11 students is please don’t forget us – we certainly won’t forget you! Please do return and share your achievements as you continue with your learning.