We were finally (finally!) able to come together and celebrate our 2020 leavers last Saturday evening; a combination of some 50 leavers and a dozen staff coming together for fine dining, dancing and celebrating.
Having tried several times to hold the event, we were delighted to finally have the opportunity to not only work together to bring the event to life, but to give the pupils and staff the chance to catch up on the year since leaving the school while sipping prosecco and dancing into the afternoon in the school hall. With the sun streaming through as George Barker’s disco belted out and as we danced, it felt like Year 7 all over again.
Our chefs certainly pulled out all the stops, gracing our afternoon with a truly sumptuous and plentiful feast that even allowed for seconds! Sat dining together amongst bunting and balloons, flowers, fairy lights and origami creations kindly crafted by our front of house staff, it was a truly wonderful celebration and the perfect way to say goodbye to our Year 15 leavers. There were smiles as far as the eye could see and in whichever direction one’s gaze should fall, and the sound of laughter and excitement could be heard all around.
We were enjoying ourselves far too much to take any photographs, which is testament to what a joy the event was for everyone.
Our thanks fall to all those who helped organise the event, as well as all in Year 15 for joining us to share this moment together with the school. As Miss Norman put so beautifully in her welcome to the pupils, you have been a wonderful generation and you deserved it!