Farewell Mr. Thompson and Year 6 Leavers of 2021!
We were very sad at the end of another highly unusual school year to wave a big fond Bosbury farewell to eleven very special Year 6 Leaver children, as well as another very special person - the inimitable and extremely popular Mr. Thompson.
Our Year 6 Leavers of 2021 have had a very challenging past eighteen months, being forced to spend around a third of Year 5 being home-schooled with remote provision as a result of the horrible COVID-19 pandemic we have all endured, as well as losing two further months of being in school back in January and February and missing out on so many special events such as the Year 5 and 6 residentials, Harvest, Christmas and Easter services at the church, Grounds Days, having parents come to watch them on Sports Day as well as many other events in the Bosbury calendar. Some of our Year 6 pupils were also rather disappointed and even devastated (okay, perhaps that's a little too strong of a word...) that they didn't get to do their SATs tests this year!
These eleven resilient superstars have taken everything in their stride however and we have been SO impressed and proud of their positive attitudes towards some very tricky and testing times which no other generation of school children have had to contend with before them.
They still managed to enjoy a superb overnight camp-out on the school field to make up for a second residential trip being sadly cancelled, had a unique experience performing an aerial dance as part of the 'Our Man in the Moone' project in partnership with the Everybody Dance company, and they absolutely stunned and astounded us with their amazing acting and singing skills during Bosbury School's first ever outdoor Key Stage 2 production of The Lion King!
Although due to the ongoing situation with COVID their lovely parents were sadly unable to join us for their Leavers' Assembly on the last day of another unique school year, we still enjoyed listening to all of their (rather lengthy!) memories of their time with us at Bosbury School, as well as enjoying some lovely montages of photos of their experiences over the last seven years and a lovely 80s-inspired song performed by our leavers themselves!
A lovely last song from the year 6 children. pic.twitter.com/BEgI856fJY— Bosbury Primary (@BosburyPrimary) July 21, 2021
Before they left us to enjoy a very well-earned summer holiday ready for their next adventures at their respective secondary schools, our very generous Year 6 superstars even donated a brand new bench and lovely birdhouse for our reflection garden.
Thank you very much to these eleven amazing young people. We are going to miss your wide range of personalities and hardworking, caring and smiley natures SO much at Bosbury, and we wish you all the very best as you begin the exciting next chapter of your lives. Many of their own (and rather lengthy!) memories of their whole time at Bosbury School will soon appear on the Feedback and Memories page of our website.
Of course, we cannot end the farewells at the end of this school year without saying a MASSIVE Bosbury goodbye to Mr. Thompson, who over the past six years has been a very popular and hugely-loved teacher at our school.
Like our Year 6 leavers, Mr. Thompson will also be heading off to explore further challenges, and over his time at Bosbury he has been known for his wicked sense of humour and great rapport with our Year 6 children in particular, his love of all things running and Aston Villa (no booing at the back there!), organizing countless sports fixtures and several fantastic Sports Days as PE lead, getting hundreds of pupils through their SATs tests with his diligent English and Maths teaching, and, perhaps most memorably of all, being the Creative Director of no fewer than five amazing Key Stage 2 school productions.
Thank you for all you have done for our school Mr. Thompson, and good luck and best wishes in whatever you choose to do next. We are going to miss you SO much at Bosbury!
"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened." - Dr. Suess