This has been a week of mixed emotions as we have said farewell to our Upper Sixth “class of 2023” as they prepare to sit their A level examinations and embark on all the adventures that lie beyond. As Tennyson’s Ulysses declares, “I am part of all that I have met” and these lines resonate with so many of the conversations we have had with students this week, reflecting on their experiences over seven years at Wilson’s. They joined us in 2016, and yet it is hard to believe that it is already time to say goodbye.
To mark their departure, a series of events have taken place over recent days, including a very entertaining staff vs. students football match on Monday (won by the staff 5-0!), with illuminating commentary from Mr Walters.
A barbecue at Croygas on Thursday evening provided a great opportunity for students and staff to reminisce, while on Friday, there was a buffet, kindly sponsored by the PFA, as well as an inflatable assault course!
The Sixth Form is a source of energy and inspiration for the whole school. It sets the tone and determines the standards seen by other year groups, who often take their lead from the role models in Years 12 and 13. It has been wonderful to see the friendship, warmth and good-humour displayed by these great students in their final days at Wilson’s. Very best wishes for the future—and keep in touch!