On Thursday it was time to say a fond farewell to our Year 13 pupils as we arrived at their leavers assembly. Following on from the exam season and with only a couple more to go it marked the end of our students time in college with a bittersweet symphony of goodbyes from peers and staff members.
As the assembly began Miss Churchard, Head of Sixth Form, gave a heartfelt speech on behalf of all at Etone on how proud we are of our pupils.
Across their time with us what they have achieved is truly inspirational with just some of the accomplishments being shared such as; Winning the WBA Challenge Cup with the FA two years in a row, the efforts and maturity shown by our Holocaust Ambassadors, amazing fundraising efforts from the Etone Elect team including Staff vs Students Sport and some of the more individual achievements from our pupils.
With that in mind it was time to share our Progress Praise where those who have excelled in effort or attainment in their subjects received awards and held up as shining examples of the Etone Learner.
Once the formal business was complete it was time for Miss Churchard to embarrass the cohort by playing a game of ‘Guess Who’ by sharing pictures of our Year 13 in their first days at reception or in some cases Year 7 at Etone!
Finally their time has come to an end and with nothing more but to sign our Sixth Form Canvas 2021-2023 and fill themselves up with sweets, cakes chocolates and donuts our students made their way out to the balcony for one last group photo.
Whilst we are immensely proud of our pupils we will of course miss them as individuals and as a collective. Throughout their last two years there have been a lot of changes within the world and our students have handled them in their stride. For some of our pupils they have been with Etone for seven years and the school will not quite be the same without them.
We would like to take this time to thank our Year 13’s for their hard work and dedication along with their families. There will have been hard times but you have all persevered and we are looking forward now to a very successful results day.