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"An important passage in time" - Year 11 Celebration Morning

1st July, 2019 by Becki Pearce

The Year 11 students bundled into the main hall for one last time at The Kings of Wessex Academy for a morning of celebration on Tuesday 25 June. Tummies full of the delights of the Danish pastries that had been consumed at their exclusive breakfast, the final assembly promised to be an occasion to remember and acted as a poignant celebration for the Year 11 students who have worked so hard throughout their courses here at Kings.

The assembly saw Mr Ball reminding the students that they're passing through "an important passage in time". Encouraged to uphold the values that Kings has so proudly taught them: pride, respect and self-esteem, students were encouraged to go the extra mile in the next steps of their journeys. The Chair of Governors, Brian Kirkup, inspired the students to "take opportunities, step forward and play your part" whilst members of the Senior Leadership Team shared anecdotal memories and wished the students well for the future. Mr Edwards reflected that it was a pleasure not be talking to the students about revision, following what has been a demanding period during their education. Proud of the attitude and dedication our students have shown, Mr Edwards wished them all the best for the future.

Departing to the resonant words of JF Kennedy "We chose to go to the moon not because it was easy, but because it was hard" acted as a touching reminder for the students of Year 11 that they have all achieved great things during their time at Kings, no matter how hard the challenge may have seemed. As the students departed from campus, emotions were running high for some – however the students have contributed to the life and history of the school, ensuring that their legacy will hold strong.