On Friday 17th May The Blue Coat School bid farewell to over 150 Year 13 students during a special Service of Reflections in the school Chapel, to mark their final official day at Blue Coat.
Introduced by Headteacher Mr Pennington, the service evoked joy and tears as students celebrated and reflected on their time at Blue Coat.
Student Jonathan Liu delivered an address that perfectly encapsulated every individual’s amazing journey from being a shy 11-year-old Year 7 to departing seven years later as a confident young adult. Assistant Headteacher Ms Holland summarised the students’ future saying: “For up to seven years, The Blue School has been a large part of your daily lives. This is about to change. For all of you the future is a mystery, the world in which you live now will change. From now on you have all the responsibilities of an adult, but you will have the support of your families, teachers and fellow Old Blues. For in leaving as a student you now enter their ranks.”
The poignant musical interlude of A Bridge Over Troubled Water was performed by Natalia Barton and Jamil Abbasi, accompanied by Luca Wetherall on guitar. The service was also supported by Year 12 organists Daniel Greenway assisted by Simon Cheung.
We would like to wish the Class of 2019 the very best of luck as they embark on their A Level examinations and we look forward to sharing their future successes with The Blue Coat School community.