Wednesday, 19 November 2014

School Report: Year ends on a high note

A colourful closing day ceremony brought down the curtain on another successful year for Happy House school.
The annual closing day is important for everyone and a day when achievements are celebrated and talents showcased. 
Certificates were presented to those who had done well, both individual efforts and class performances, in front of gathered audience of relatives, friends and guests.
In a vibrant and happy ceremony, each child had their part to play, from pre-schoolers (like Esther, left) to top primary. 
But for pupils of KG3 it was an even more significant event, their graduation from kindergarten to primary school.
A landmark in their lives, our graduates were smartly turned out in the Happy House school caps and gowns.
Each one, in turn, received their certificate from Mama Sue.
How proud they were!
Then came the entertainment - rehearsed over many weeks - of verse, music, drama and dance. 
Guests were  delighted with the programme and enthralled by displays of Indian and Scottish dancing, introduced to our school by volunteers.
Beautiful costumes added another dimension to the performances as dancers went through their routines without putting a foot out of place.
Mama Sue said: "Closing day was brilliant, the best ever.
" The children were amazing, everything was very well organised.
"They sang and danced their little hearts out.
 "When the graduates were about  parade in, the song up Up Town Girl started playing, I thought what's that on for, then I saw them all  in their caps and gowns  dancing to the music.
"They danced their way into the banda to loud applause.
" All the guests were thrilled with the show."
Pupils, teachers and volunteers had worked so hard to make closing day perfect and their efforts were congratulated with a  rousing response from all those who had so enjoyed watching them.
This was a fitting way to end the year.
It  was also a day when memories were made and which will be recalled with smiles by those taking part throughout their lives.
Well done, to all.