Trinity Sixth Form
Year 13 Leavers 2012
Year 13 had their last ever day at school on Tuesday 29th May so we did our best to give them a good send off and wish them well for the future.
The day started with an assembly by Mr Dexter focussing on how the foundations that they have laid down over the last few years will prepare them well for the future and all the challenges that it brings. They were warned that not everything is as it appears, and to find out all the facts before reaching a conclusion! We looked back at their early years here with their photographs from Year 7. My how some have changed (and some have not)! There was also the chance to see a few photographs of their teachers when they were young and they have definitely changed!
The students then went to lessons until lunchtime, although this was really a time for them to say goodbye to their subject teachers. We all had lunch together in the common room, which was laid out as one giant table for everyone. It was a real party atmosphere and everyone was in good spirits (with only a few tears)!
Liturgy and Laughter
After lunch we went down to the social area for a final liturgy together arranged by Mrs York. The theme for this was to put behind them the mistakes of the past and start thinking about the great achievements they would make in the future. Also on the theme of looking ahead, Mrs York presented the students with a booklet with quotes and final ‘words of wisdom’ from all their tutors. Mr McKeever also took the chance to say a few words, thank them for what they have done for the school, to wish them well, and to ask them to “keep in touch”.
Period 5, the last of the day, was set aside for some entertainment. It started with a short ceremony with awards for a number of students who have made a tremendous contribution to the school throughout their time here. These were students who had supported the school council, the house system and the wide range of performance activities that the school produces. This was followed with some ‘entertainment’ provided by a few of the braver sixth form tutors. This was very entertaining but following the advice from our legal department I am unable to comment further!!
After 3:30pm it was then time for the sporting challenges. The Year 13 girls took on the female staff at netball and the Year 13 boys challenged the male staff at football.
The boys proved too strong for the staff in the football. The first half saw them reach an unassailable 5-1 lead, with the staff struggling in the heat. However, the introduction of Mr Parr in the second half saw a more solid staff team who managed to shore up the defence and achieve a staff win of 1-0 ( well in the second half) and the final score was 5-2.
The netball was a much closer affair with the teams level most of the game. A late (and possibly controversial!) goal in the last few minutes saw the students take the lead and run out winners at 11-10. The staff vowed to return better and stronger next year, so watch out Year 12! I understand some staff will be sacked and new blood brought in.
So it was congratulations to the students who picked up both trophies in what was a great afternoon of sport. Drinks and nibbles were enjoyed by the players and the crowd as the trophies were presented.
We will miss you :(
So it’s goodbye to another Year 13 group. They have been a fantastic year group, a pleasure to teach and a pleasure to know. We wish them all the best of luck in their exams and for the future and we will miss them all.
Thanks to the teachers who helped and took part in all the activities on the final day and also to all the students who really joined in and made the whole day very memorable.