The day before we went away on holiday was William’s last day at Junior School – I think we all felt a little bit sad. It was also Prizegiving – one of my favourite events of the school calendar (and not just because there’s always a cream tea afterwards, although obviously that does have a bearing ….)
Anyway, I was immensely proud of my boy, as he was called up to the stage to receive not only an Academic Scholarship into the senior school, but also the ‘XXX Portico Association Cup’ for academic achievement.
The prizes were presented by Matt Harvey, a local poet/performer, who performed several of his poems after the prizegiving part of the afternoon was over, and was really quite entertaining.
Although moving onto senior school will not be a huge wrench, as William will still be on the same campus and many of his classmates from junior school are moving on as well, it does feel like a big step towards ‘growing up’ ….