What a fantastic assembly for those pupils and adults we were saying goodbye to. The hall was packed with pupils, parents/carers, friends and other family members.
Year 2 pupils proudly walked down the aisle to stand in prime position for their last ever assembly at Westfield Infant School! Mrs MacLauchlan welcomed all who had attended and introduced a favourite song of ours to ensure the sun stays out for our Summer – Happy Sun High. Memories were then recounted by representatives of Year 2 pupils which provided a snippet of their ‘fun, amazing and awesome time at the best place you could learn’ over their three years; some were very humourous!
It is a tradition for Year 2 pupils to sing a Goodbye Song each year and pupils loved singing their rendition of the Frog Song. The choir treated us to a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious before the whole school community joined in for a second time. Miss Hussey was particularly thankful that everyone sang to a steady beat as pupils can sometimes let this song run away from them!
Yesterday marked the day for our Attendance Awards but Mrs MacLauchlan let us into a secret that she’d still got the 100% Attendance medals ready for today’s assembly. What an amazing achievement to have come to school every day for a whole year! Approximately 50 pupils had achieved this this year, well done! Three special awards were received by three pupils in Year 2 in recognition of their 100% attendance in EYFS, Year 1 AND Year 2; a phenomenal accomplishment. They were treated to a family cinema pass – remember to let us know what you watched over the Summer – tell us on the guestbook!
Mrs Davis presented Year 2 pupils from the School Council with a special certificate, notebook and pen for their dedication to their important role and responsibility over the year. Miss Hamilton and Mrs Singleton presented the team of Eco-Warriors with a special certificate and packet of seeds to thank pupils for caring for their environment.
The adults leaving this year were Mrs Hutchins, Mrs Chinnock and Mrs Smith. Mrs Hutchins is a lunchtime supervisor and has worked at Westfield for approximately 9 years. Mrs Chinnock has worked at Westfield for many years in different roles including Secretary and Clerk to the Governors. Mrs Smith started at Westfield before Mrs MacLauchlan even arrived and has been a lunchtime supervisor, Secretary, LSA, Governor and Chair of Governors! We thank you all for being such dedicated and supportive members of Westfield Infant School. Mrs Hutchins, Mrs Chinnock and Mrs Smith were each presented with beautiful flowers, a much-sought after Westfield Bear and a whole school card after being wowed by their surprise leaving song!
Everyone sang the final song together – One More Step, before Mrs MacLauchlan shared a special message as they leave Westfield Infant School:
Of colour and race – you had no choice
In selecting your parents – you had no voice
But the road you take as you go along
The choices you make between right and wrong
The words you speak, the deeds you do
Are decided by nobody else but YOU.