School’s first ever reception class given graduation ceremony
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The first ever reception children at a Norfolk school has been given a special graduation ceremony after a year disrupted by the pandemic.
Swaffham CofE Primary Academy held the special event to pay tribute to the resilience of its debut ‘Little Terns’ cohort after the school transitioned from a junior school into a primary last September.
Headteacher Nicola Kaye said: “To celebrate the school children’s achievements and their resilience shown, we held a graduation ceremony to celebrate their amazing achievements and to reflect on the great year they have had.”
Assistant head and SEND coordinator Syreeta Rice added: “These children at just four-years-old began their educational journey starting school for the first time, attending school during a pandemic and experiencing lockdown.”
Class member Alyssia-Rose, age five, said: “On my first day at school I was resilient because I was nervous, then I got to meet all my new friends and the teachers. I wasn’t scared anymore.”