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Leavers 2020

The Class of 2020

What a year it’s been for you,

My wonderful Y6 crew

We had plans and intentions and a lot of things to do.

From learning about areas,

Like algebra and SPaG,

To using the subjective mood – you had that in the bag!


Yes, as you’ll often find in life,

We were put to the test,

But not the normal SATs-y kind – a weird, abnormal quest.

We were sent into Lockdown

And school was closed for most.

Of all our priorities, your safety was utmost.


Your world was twisted sideways;

Your life changed overnight,

Yet, acting for the greater good, you did what’s just and right.

It’s been so hard – I know that,

I’m proud of what you’ve shown

When facing such adversity unlike we’ve ever known.


We’re in a time in history

That will be on the shelves:

A tale to tell your grandchildren that’s greater than ourselves.

A spell when you were children

And you had to leave your friends

To keep all of your loved ones safe and bring this to an end.


They’ll look at you like heroes –

The sort I know you are:

You’re warriors; you’re brave young knights; you’re bright and dazzling stars.

And, though we’re going to part now,

In unexpected ways,

You still have all the memories of countless fun school days.


Remember screams on Sports Days

And when you went to places,

Remember class assemblies and looking for parents’ faces.

Remember all our playtimes

And running on the grass,

But most of all, remember how you're valued in this class.


As I look back in future,

I’ll think of you and smile;

The children who showed resilience and went the extra mile.

So, though it’s time to say goodbye,

Just know it’s not the end.

We’ll live on in your memories as special year six friends.