St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School in St Helens said farewell to its Year 11 students today (Friday 28 May).
The day was filled with memories from over the last five years along with a special Mass led by the school’s chair of Governors, Father Phil Swanson.
The school tried to keep as many of its leaving traditions as possible under the current circumstances, including its staff forming as a guard of honour and clapping the students out of the school.
Grant Mearns, head of Year 11 said: “We felt this was a fitting way to thank them for their hard work and contribution to school life during their time with us.
“We would like to commend their maturity and resilience in dealing with changes over the last 18 months, and the ways in which they have supported their teachers and classmates throughout this ongoing challenging time.
“You are all a credit to our school and yourselves.”
Catherine Twist, headteacher at St Cuthbert’s, said: “On behalf of all the staff and Governors at St Cuthbert’s, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Year 11 students, parents and carers for their support, in particular over the last year which has been difficult and challenging for us all.
“I look forward to hearing great things about our Year 11 students in the future, continuing to be part of our community and wish them all well.”