A special Leavers’ Assembly was held in Drumadonnell Primary School on Wednesday 22 June 2 at which the achievements of the Primary 7 pupils were recognised and celebrated.
Parents and friends of the Primary 7 children joined with the rest of the school for this special day in the school’s calendar.
The Principal, Mr. Keith Spiers, welcomed everyone and a programme followed, presented by the Primary 7 children and coordinated by Mrs. Lamb, the class teacher. The programme included singing, poems, dancing, instrumental items, football skills and a beekeeping presentation.
After this Records of Achievement were presented by the class teacher, Mrs. Lamb. Individual awards were also presented.
Mr. Spiers thanked the children for the contributions they had made to the school throughout the seven years of their attendance. He wished them well as they moved on to post-primary school, encouraging them to reach their full potential.
A presentation was made to Mrs. Inez Thompson, to mark her early retirement, by Mrs. Lynette Kernaghan and Saffron Kernaghan on behalf of the parents and children. Mrs. Minnis made a presentation to Mrs. Thompson on behalf of the school staff. Mr. Spiers thanked Mrs. Thompson for her dedicated service since the school opened in 2000 in her role as learning support teacher and, formerly, principal release teacher.
He continued that many children had gained from Mrs. Thompson’s expertise and the school would miss her thoroughly professional approach and her active part in school life.
Mrs. Thompson thanked everyone for the gifts and commented on how much she had enjoyed her time teaching in Drumadonnell Primary School. She spoke highly of her colleagues and wished all those gathered every blessing for the future.
Mr. Spiers went on to thank Mrs. Thompson for donating a shield to the school which would be presented each year to a Primary 7 child who had made a notable contribution to school life.
Individual awards: The Wilson Cup for English - Holly Fisher; The Spiers Cup for Mathematics - Simon Ferris; The Gracey Shield for Science - Ryan McNeilly; The Governors’ Cup for Endeavour - Daniel McRoberts; The Minnis Shield for Art and Design - Amy Macauley; The Barlow Shield for Music and Drama - Julia Herron; The Bell P.E. Shield - William Singer and Julia Herron; The SELB Attendance Cup - Holly Fisher; The Mikie Chapman Memorial Shield for “Footballer of the Year” - Leo Mallon; The Jelly Cup for Respect and Mutual Understanding - Ellie Heenan; The Cromie Cup for Respect and Mutual Understanding - Jamie McCready; The Tuplin Shield for Progress at Key Stage 2 - Paige Swain; The Aaron Macaulay Memorial Shield -Pupils’ Choice - Melissa Priestley; The Thompson Shield for ContributionTo School Life - Simon Ferris