We bring to a close an exceptional term of online educational provision with the traditional graduation ceremonies, which we also celebrate online due to the preventative measures recommended by the health authorities as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
In the British education system there are three particularly significant moments of transition: the passage from Primary to Secondary in Year 6, marked by the presentation of the school tie; the completion of compulsory education in Year 11 and the conclusion of the pre-university educational stages on completion of Sixth Form (Year 13).
This week we celebrated two of them, with Year 13’s leaving ceremony scheduled for the 10th of July:
The pupils and families of Year 6 enjoyed a poignant ceremony, during which they recalled the most moving moments of this last year in Primary, especially strange because of the lockdown, through some beautiful videos made by their teachers who took the opportunity to dedicate some warm words to them.
Year 11 students (the equivalent of 4th year of ESO in the Spanish system) also celebrated their graduation despite the circumstances. During the event the students received fond messages from their tutors and a surprise video that captured some of the best moments of the “graduates”.
In both ceremonies students were congratulated for their achievements and the obstacles they have overcome by the Headmaster of the school, Mr. Durán, the Deputy Head of Secondary, Mr. Hill and the founder of the school, Mari Carmen Vázquez. Well done to all!