Junior Girls End The Year With Farewells
Wednesday, 11 July 2018
The end of the academic year at Hesketh House, Bolton School’s Junior Girls’ School, was filled with a mix of celebration and sadness as pupils and staff looked back on the year’s achievements but also said farewell to two teachers and bid adieu to Year 6. On the last day of term, the whole school came together for two assemblies.
The Presentation Assembly in the morning celebrated pupils’ achievements and dozens of awards, prizes, pin badges and certificates were presented to the girls by Senior School Headmistress Sue Hincks. The Junior Girls’ Head Mrs Laverick commented on the girls’ enthusiastic participation and stellar accomplishments throughout the year, and said it was very difficult for the staff to choose which girl should receive each of the trophies: many were given to pairs of girls! The results of this year’s Photography Competition were also announced.
In the afternoon’s Farewell Assembly, Mrs Laverick began by revealing the results of the House Cup, which was won this year by Windermere. It was then time to say goodbye to the two members of staff leaving this summer: Mrs Phillips and Miss Lovick. Mrs Laverick said a few words before handing proceedings over to the Junior Girls themselves.
A group of pupils in Miss Lovick’s class put together a video to express their love for their teacher and the whole class made bunting, with each flag individually decorated and with a personal message on the back. The class also recited the poem ‘The Sea’ by James Reeves for her.
Mrs Phillips’s class sang ‘So Long, Farewell’ from The Sound of Music with the lyrics very slightly altered to fit the situation! The girls performed a choreographed dance, which included the presentation of ‘champagne’ and ended with the girls clustered at Mrs Phillips’s feet.
Both teachers received a collection of leaving gifts. During the assembly, to the delight of the Junior Girls, they each unwrapped a unique patchwork bunny made out of pieces of Hesketh House uniform and sports kit!
Mrs Laverick also bid adieu to Year 6, although many girls are only moving a short distance to join the Senior School. The whole school then enthusiastically sang along to ‘We’re All Going On A Summer Holiday’ to bring the assembly to a close.
Earlier in the week, pupils in Year 6 had fun at their fantastic Leavers’ Party, which included the ‘Year 6 Oscars’ and a video which featured photos of Year 6 throughout their time at the Junior Girls’ School. Watch the video here.
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