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Farewell to our Students in Year 11

The end of the May half term saw the final day that our Year 11 students would be in school. 

Due to COVID restrictions we were unable to host our normal activities for students, but nonetheless we had the opportunity to bid them farewell in a range of special classroom and outdoor based activities.

Our leavers’ assembly was delivered digitally in each classroom. During the assembly we were able to celebrate the past five years that our students have spent with us at the Academy and recognise their achievements and successes. 

Headteacher, Mr Burton, reminded the students how they had now grown into mature young adults displaying our Thornhill TOGETHER values.  He also wished them well for the future, despite the difficulties they have experienced during the present times, as they prepare for further education in September.

The Academy Head Boy (Esfand Amir) and Head Girl (Imaan Iqbal) also delivered a video message to their peers and expressed thanks to their teachers and Year Leader, Mrs Marsden.

In her video address, Mrs Marsden bid farewell to her year group and delighted them with a photo show of images from events over the last five years reminding the students of their time with us.

Each student then received a package of three letters for them to take home. One was from their Headteacher, Mr Burton whilst a second contained messages from staff. The third was ‘a letter to their future selves’ written when they were in Year 7.

The morning’s events also included an amusing contest where students voted for each other as the ‘Most likely candidate for …’

Farewells and shirt signing, concluding the morning’s event, took place outdoors on the field as students made their final departure from the Academy.

We wish all of our leavers every success in the future and remind them that exam results will be available on Thursday 12th August.  We will let students know the arrangements for obtaining these in due course.