End of Another School Year

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Tuesday 24th July 2018 saw the end of another school year — only the second time in the short history of Ermine Street Church Academy (ESCA) at Alconbury Weald. However, this was a first for the new school because it saw its first pupils leave to go on to secondary school.

Six pupils, two of which were there on Day 1, were moving on to secondary school — a major, and possibly a little scary, step for them but at the End of School Assembly in the morning the whole school, governors and parents gathered to wish them well on this exciting new journey.

A moving and sincere tribute was given to them by Adrian Shepherd, the Head Teacher, when he thanked them individually for the extremely valuable contribution they had made to the life of the new school and its pupils. He recognised their kindness and the caring approach they had shown to the numerous new pupils who had joined during their time in the school — a fine role model for those who follow.

The younger members of the school sang them a beautiful 'leavers song' which did bring a few tears to many eyes!

As the school is a joint Anglican and Methodist School our Circuit, in partnership with our Anglican friends, gave each of the leavers a small gift of an engraved wooden holding cross (pictured) for them to take on their ongoing life journey as a constant reminder of their time in the school and that our Lord Jesus Christ is with them and will support them throughout their lives. A special thanks to Helen Johns for doing the engraving.

The previous Friday morning I witnessed an extremely enjoyable and moving Year 6 assembly when the six pupils presented a series of items telling the stories of their time in the school, including making all their teachers take a SAT test! It also included their tributes to their teachers — some were extremely emotional at this point but the ethos of the school was displayed when, without any prompting from any adult, they came together to support each other with one young Year 5 pupil bringing the tissues!

I am extremely proud to be Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors representing our Methodist Circuit. The school is growing fast but the increase in numbers does not mean a decrease in caring. The caring ethos is demonstrated from the head teacher, through the teaching and ancillary staff through to the youngest pupil.

If you would like to know more about the school then follow the link on our website home page.

Frank Cannon

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