It was a busy and, at times emotional, final day today at Earls Hall! The day saw the children in Foundation Stage and KS1 host a special assembly where each class presented the lovely Mrs Russell with self made gifts for her to use as she retires. Mrs Russell was lucky enough to be presented with strings of necklaces, paper bouquets of flowers and cups of tea and she loved each and every one of them. The children sang her ‘One More Step’ and also said a fond farewell to Mrs Geach and Mrs Draycott as they prepare to start their maternity leave once they have their babies.
Later in the morning the children in KS2 said a fond farewell to the lovely Mrs Dolman as she starts her retirement. Mr B explained that Mrs Dolman came to Earls Hall as a pupil herself, as did her children, before she started working at the school seventeen years ago but also that she promises to still come in and see us.
At the end of the assembly a few tears were shed as we said goodbye to our lovely Year six pupils. We told the children how proud we are of them before each class stood in turn and receive a round of applause. At the end of the assembly the children sang us out with their own version of ‘This is Me’.
At the end of lunchtime the children in Arundel were treated to an extra playtime in recognition of earning the most house points for good behaviour before the children in Year Six spent time signing each others shirts and getting messages written in their books by each other and the team in school. Good luck children, we are so proud of you!