Today was an emotional one as Amy had her graduation assembly from Primary School this morning. It’s hard to believe it’s been almost eight years since she started her formal education as a shy, quiet four year old. Now, in front of me, I see a quietly confident young girl ready for the move to secondary school.
It was lovely to be invited in to the school today, to be part of the celebrations as Amy and her friends looked backed on their years together, through the lovely version of the ‘You’re going to miss us when we’re gone’ song they performed and the fantastic slideshow their teacher put together of the happy times they’d shared.
Emotions were running high in the girls, their mums and their teachers as they bade farewell to their time in Primary.
For me, today was also about saying goodbye to this fantastic group of girls I’ve gotten to know over the years, through my visits to their class to help them to use technology. In the first few years our times together involved using content that had already been created by others, but over the years this developed into us creating our own content through applications such as Animoto, Glogster, Scratch, HTML and so much more. I was so delighted to have some of the girls over for the ICT in Education conference back in April. The played a blinder as expected and really seemed to take to the task of showcasing their work.
My wish for the girls, as they go their separate ways, is that the strong bonds of friendship that have been forged over the past eight years will stand the test of time …