We celebrated this week the achievements, friendships and many fond memories from our departing Class 11 and Class 12 pupils at Turney School in the annual Leaver’s Assembly. This is an incredibly sad occasion, but also an exciting opportunity as the whole school community comes together to look forward to the next stage in the adult life of our young people.
The Turney School Choir welcomed family, friends and staff to the Leaver’s Assembly with a wonderful rendition of You Are My Sunshine. Under the expert musical guidance of Louie, the Choir has been rehearsing for this occasion for many weeks now. You can listen to a recording of our work in the podcast below.
Some of our Class 11 pupils will be taking up places at various local colleges, and some of the young adults will be returning to Turney School in September to join our sixth form. We first welcomed these pupils into Class 12 with some certificates being awarded to recognise their transition. Much of the work that we undertake in the sixth form is all about confidence and independence in our local community. We look forward to our returning pupils making great progress in September!
For the Class 11 and Class 12 pupils that have completed their time at Turney, now was the tearful part of the Leaver’s Assembly – not only for the pupils, but also the staff! We invited each pupil to the front of the assembly, and a selection of staff recalled the many happy, proud and occasionally funny memories that our pupils have provided us with.
Our pupils have made so many personal achievements, as well as contributing towards the life of the Turney School community. Speeches were made, addressing how our young adults have developed their own characters and personalities, as well as celebrating academic and sporting success.
We would like to thank the many parents who were able to attend the Turney School Leaver’s Assembly. It is always emotional to be saying goodbye to our pupils, but we believe that all of the leavers are now ready for their next stage of advancement in adult life.
Goodbye, good luck – and don’t forget about us!