Year 6 pupils from Stevenage bid primary school goodbye
PUBLISHED: 07:59 13 August 2020
With school disrupted by coronavirus, Year 6 pupils found creative ways to say goodbye to primary school and celebrate the end of term.
Staff at Round Diamond Primary School in Great Ashby Way, Stevenage, said: “We couldn’t be prouder of our Year 6 children for how they dealt with the changes to the end of their primary school days with resilience and determination.
“They adapted fantastically to their new normal and it was brilliant to see their enjoyment coming back to school, particularly with the socially distanced games we played during break time.
“Although leavers’ celebrations were different to usual, we celebrated how we could. We had a video call between our in school bubbles and children at home, a Leavers’ Video in place of our Leavers’ Assembly which children can look back on and celebrations within our bubbles.
“We wish all of our Year 6 Leavers lots of luck, happiness and success as they continue their school journey at secondary school!”
Pupils at Peartree Spring Primary School in Hydean Way, Stevenage also found ways to celebrate the end of term despite the lockdown.
Year 6 children marked the end of an era by taking part in a non-uniform day and playing outdoor games within their bubble groups. A leavers’ service was streamed live to parents and children who were at home, and parents were able to watch the live stream and comment on the memories the children shared.
The teachers also put together a surprise leavers’ video for the children, and on the final day of term the children had a silent disco within their bubbles.
Headteacher Teresa Skeggs said: “It was not the end of term that any of us anticipated at the start of the year.
“These children are an amazing, kind and thoughtful group of young people who were an absolute joy to have in our school. It was important for us to give them the end of term in which they deserved and we hope that we managed to do that.
“We wish them all well and know they will continue to be successful as they move into secondary school.”
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