Wallace High School Upper Sixth pupils commenced their study leave in style this week. Their final day of school was certainly memorable as the Upper Sixth Committee had organised a series of events to mark the end of an era.
Following distribution of examination cards, speeches were made by their Form teachers. Upper Sixth pupils then showed an entertaining digital video presentation which captured humorous aspects of daily life in the school. The 18 year olds also enjoyed a performance by members of the rock band “EGO” accompanied by Kerri Anne Troughton. Their performance of the anthemic “Time of your life” by Green Day was a particular highlight for the teenagers. Clips from the Upper Sixth Charity fundraising show, “Christmas Pie” were also shown.
The generous teenagers then took the opportunity to present gifts to their Form Staff, Mr Howard Thompson, Mrs Pauline Flavelle, Mrs Julia McIvor and Mrs Barbara Adair, as well as Mrs Irene McKeown who has looked after them so well in the Sixth Form Centre.
Following coffee with subject teachers and an opportunity to reminisce, speeches were made by the Principal Mrs Anne McBride and the Head Girl and Boy, Karen Adams and Philip Carson.
The teenagers then moved outside to enjoy a BBQ in the school grounds. The relaxing day continued in a fun-filled way with organised games and activities including a bouncy castle and an inflatable assault course.
Janine Simpson from the Upper Sixth committee commented, “Our final day proved a fitting end to our time in Wallace. We’ve all been working very hard in preparation for our A Levels and it was great to relax together before we start our study leave. We’d like to thank all the staff of Wallace for making our time here so enjoyable, especially to our Form staff and Mrs Dumigan for their help in organizing our last day. Thanks also go to the Parent Teacher Association for giving their support to our Leaving Day events.”
Fellow Committee member Peter Noble went on,”We all really enjoyed today and have so many special memories of our time in Wallace – we’ve been involved in loads of extra curricular activities including sport, music, drama and debating – and we’d like to thank the staff for all the opportunities they’ve given us.”
For some pupils the final day was especially poignant, as they had spent fourteen years at the Clonevin Park School. Kathy Spence was one pupil who took the opportunity to revisit the Prep Department this week, taking a trip down memory lane to September 1991 when she first joined Wallace.
Kathy concluded, “It’s very difficult leaving somewhere you’ve spent fourteen years, but I know that we’ll stay in touch. We’re all very excited about the new challenges which lie ahead for us.”
All at the school wish them well in their forthcoming examinations.
Last modified: March 8, 2017