Busy End for Life as a Middle School
It has been a hectic end of term at Hethersett
Middle School as it prepares to change to junior status in September.
Head Teacher Andy Whittle said farewell to over
half the school at the final morning assembly of the summer term.
“We are saying goodbye to 150 year three and four
pupils today,” he said.
Both years will be moving up to Hethersett High
School with two years coming to the new junior school from Woodside
First School which is changing to infant status.
The final week in the life of the middle school
included art displays throughout the school, two evening art
performances, a swimming gala at Old Hall School and children’s
It was all rounded off with a special leavers’
service in St Remigius Parish Church led by the rector the Rev Di Lammas,
who is also a school governor, and the Rev Mary Kerslake. The children
were joined by staff, parents, governors and the public and leavers were
given copies of the book “It’s Your Move” which covers stepping up
to secondary education.
During the service cups for outstanding
contributions to the school were awarded to the following: Kerslake
Trophy for Year Seven Girls, Jasmine Crane; Curson Trophy for Year Seven
Boys, Mattie Hipperson; Year Six Girls, Lauren Page; Year Six Boys,
Prayers and poems composed and read by Year Six
children were read by Luke Ellwood, Laura Waterman, Heather Pullen and
Alice Corina and prayers and poems for the holidays composed by Year
Seven were read by Sam Kibble, Ryan Power, Beth Aylmer and Jasmine
The new Hethersett Junior School logo designed by
Ryan Power was also unveiled.
The school also said farewell to chair of governors Peter Steward who has retired after 18 years as a governor, the last 10 of which have been as chair.