During these difficult times our dedicated teams are working around the clock to continue looking after our young people. To facilitate social distancing, our office based support staff will be working from home wherever possible and can be contacted using the numbers on our Contact Us page. We are still reviewing all referrals, offering placements where relevant, and planning for young people to move into our homes where it is safe to do so. Despite the challenges we all face during these testing times, we are committed to supporting you and our young people.
We’d like to thank everybody for a leavers assembly that will form a wonderful memory for those moving on and also for those who took part. The event was opened by the Head Teacher, who then introduced a series of slides looking back at the students through their time at the school. The guest speaker, Dr Fenella Quinn, also gave a touching speech about the leavers and their achievements.
A number of awards were handed out. There were awards for Most Consistent Student, Most Improved Social Skills, Clear Vision & Purpose in Mind and an Achievement Award in Maths and English together with many others. All pupils thoroughly enjoyed the assembly in which all their hard work and effort was rewarded.
A special touch was speeches given by two young people who are leaving the school to go to college placements. They wrote speeches and bravely read them out; their thoughts and feedback were heart felt and moving,
"My time here has been indescribable.
"It's all been an amazing time, it really has, but I only have one thing to say to each and every one of you in this room is that you can only become accomplished at something you love. Don't make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and do them so well that people can't take their eyes off you!"
To top things off a video from the school staff talking and saying good bye to the students played giving everybody, including those who couldn’t make it, a chance to give their words of wisdom and to talk about some of their memories. After a vote of thanks, the assembly tucked into the refreshments and had the chance to chat to staff and students about this successful celebration.