Our Year 11 pupils ‘stood down’ on Friday 27th May, where they received their class of 2011 – 2016 t-shirts to be signed by fellow pupils and members of staff.
Whilst good luck wishes were passed around, pupils reflected on their time at Carr Manor Community School. “I’ll miss Carr Manor because of all the amazing support you get from all the teachers” said Year 11 pupil Bethany Townend, “I just want to thank everyone for helping me out, especially in this last key year.”
Pupils sat their English Literature exam in the morning, not knowing they would be standing down that afternoon. “It is the school tradition to surprise our Year 11 pupils with the time and date of 'stand down,’ said Executive Principal Simon Flowers. “This adds to the occasion which includes a brief assembly, shirt signing, group photos and a final year group photo.”
It was an emotional day for the Year 11’s as they posed for last photos with Coaches, fellow pupils and staff members they have built relationships with over the past years.
“It is always a privilege to be at a Carr Manor Community School Year 11 stand down - this year the class of 2011-2016 had an emotional send off creating a special set of memories for all involved. We are very proud of them and their achievements.”
The Year 11’s also enjoyed a BBQ and football tournament in May before their exam season started. Pupils were very appreciative that the events were organised solely for them, as this helped them relax and re-focus during their vital last year at school.
Pupils will still be attending school to follow their new ‘stand down’ revision timetable and sit their GCSE’s before their leavers’ prom at the end of June, which is being held at the Hilton Hotel in Leeds.
We wish all our Year 11’s the best of luck with the remainder of their GCSE exams.