On Friday 28th April we bid farewell to our wonderful S6 students. Although they will be back in Broughton for their SQA exams during May they will have reached the end of their school career. Friday will give them an opportunity to say goodbye to each other and to their teachers.
We are holding a fairly informal leavers’ assembly on Friday morning, to share some reflections, some laughs and some memories of the past six years. No doubt most of the S6 will arrive dressed very differently to the way they normally come to school. After the assembly they will move on to other activities in other locations and it is likely that some will be partying well into the wee small hours of Saturday morning.
I would very much like the students to leave us with good positive memories of them. They have collectively been a very responsible year group with a real sense of community and social awareness. It would be a great pity if any individuals spoiled it by doing anything irresponsible on their last day. Unfortunately a very unwelcome American custom of ‘muck up day’ has become a fad in Scottish schools. Antics can actually be quite harmful and destructive. Follow-up action at Broughton would be serious and may involve other agencies if conduct is unacceptable.
I and the staff at Broughton have a sense of humour, but I would emphasise that leavers’ day entertainment must not be gained at the expense of any individuals or groups of people at Broughton HS.
Here’s to the bright (and safe) future of our S6!
John J Wilson