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Year Six mark end of Junior School in style

Year Six leavers

As we look ahead to a new academic year, last year’s Year Six boys and girls signed off from the Junior School in a number of memorable ways.

Stockfest 2021

Ticket for Stockfest 2021

The Stopfordian Parents’ Association hosted Stockfest 2021, the Leavers’ Party for pupils who have completed their time in the SGS Junior School.

Limbo at Stockfest 2021

With the outdoor areas beautifully decorated with banners, balloons and flags, attendees enjoyed tasting scrumptious cupcakes, candyfloss and ice creams and taking part in a wide range of games including limbo, the coconut shy and Play Your Cards Right.

Stockfest 2021 cupcakes

Thanks to everyone in the SGS community, and to the external providers, for creating a wonderful send-off for the pupils.

Tent housing Stockfest 2021 stalls

Hoodies and Leavers’ Book

Pupils loved pulling on their sky blue leavers’ hoodies during the last few weeks of the summer term. They were also given a leavers’ book full of memories.

Year Six pupils in their leavers' hoodies

We asked a few of the pupils to tell us about their time in the Junior School and what they are looking forward to when they join the Senior School. Here are some of the things they said:

Neave S: “I’m excited for a new environment and to make more friends. I have liked how everyone is always included and takes part in everything in the Junior School. The teachers are caring and always help you.”

Year Six leavers' book

Benedict W: “I’ve really enjoyed the community we have in the Junior School, everyone is friends and we all play together. I also like playing rugby for the school.”

Parisa S: “I’m looking forward to trying new sports such as basketball and rock climbing. I am excited to try new subjects, especially the Biology lessons because I find it interesting and History, because it is my favourite subject.”

Year Six girls pose for the camera in their leavers' hoodies

Alex P: “I’m looking forward to the new opportunities in Senior School and trying new sports like basketball. I am also looking forward to making new friends.”

Sophia M: “I’m excited for the new opportunities, clubs and trips. I definitely want to go on the scuba diving trips! My favourite subjects at Junior School have been History and Classics.”

Boys from Year Six show off their leavers' hoodies

Samuel G: “I’m looking forward to trying loads of new clubs in Senior School.”

Girls from Year Six show off their leavers' hoodies

Priya M: “I’m excited to explore the new books in the Senior School library. My favourite lesson is English and we have been reading ‘The London Eye Mystery’, I especially liked the pretend TV interviews we did. I’m also looking forward to performing in ‘The Little Mermaid’.”

The Little Mermaid

The Year Six production for the 2020-2021 academic year was ‘The Little Mermaid’.

Pupils in Year Six rehearsing for 'The Little Mermaid' production

The animated Disney classic, which is based on the 1837 Danish fairy tale of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen, tells the story of a mermaid princess who dreams of becoming human and falls in love with a human prince, which leads her to make a magic deal with the sea witch to become human.

'The Little Mermaid' script book

Pupils had lots of fun learning their lines and lyrics with the help of staff including Music Teacher Miss Anastasia Micklethwaite, Director of Drama Mr Matt King-Sayce and Head of Dance Mrs Abigail Downing.

Year Six pupils rehearsing for 'The Little Mermaid' production

Some of the songs they performed included ‘Part Of Your World’ and the well-known piece ‘Under The Sea’.