On Tuesday 19th May we bid a fond farewell to the Class of 2015.
To mark this special occasion Year 13 students and their form tutors were invited to a Service of Celebration, led by Assistant Head teacher Ms Holland in the School Chapel. Regarded by many students as the ‘Queen of UCAS’, Ms Holland reminded students how proud she is of their remarkable personal and academic achievements.
Describing the last seven years at the School as being “wrapped in a Blue Coat bubble”, Head Boy Luke and Head Girl Jess shared a selection of their most memorable School moments, and highlighted some of the fantastic opportunities presented to them over the years, including taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh programme, touring Rome’s Coliseum and performing with the School choir across Europe. Unique Blue Coat memories that we hope will last into later life.
Turning their attention towards the School’s teaching staff, Luke spoke on behalf of Year 13 when he stated “we thank every teacher, past and present, who has helped us to be successful in whatever we have set out to achieve. Your passion for teaching and the care you display to each and every student are at the core of Blue Coat’s ethos.”
The musical talents of Year 13 were illustrated with performances by the talented Jack Kauffman-Harding and Kelsey Walsh, and by Year 13 members of the choir who performed a beautiful rendition of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ and ‘Lord Bless You’.
Following the service students were invited to the Boardroom to enjoy a buffet, kindly provided by the Liverpool Blue Coat School Foundation and to listen to some final words of wisdom from Head of Sixth Form Mrs MacKenzie, with Mr Smith’s final speech taking the form of Dr Seuss’s wonderful poem ‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go!’. Students continued to share their memories through photographs and speeches. When faced with the prospect of trying to condense his school days into a short speech Sam Elcock likened his seven years at the School to an all you can eat buffet; “We were given the plate after passing a hard entrance exam, and to say we’ve feasted since then is an understatement. We’ve piled our plates high, and not high with fried rice either – high with the likes of king prawns and black bean beef.”
We wish the Class of 2015 every success in their exams and for the future.