This week LM has reached a major milestone in her life. She completed her very last day at primary school and in just six weeks time will be venturing on to the next part of her educational journey that is the Comprehensive School.
As I think back over the last eight years, they have been filled with such happy occasions:
As well as heart wrenching moments, like the time she almost got airlifted to hospital from school when a goal post fell on her. That was the worst phone call I have ever received and the receptionist has ever made!
It seems like just a few weeks ago that she was a cheeky three year old venturing into the nursery class for the first time. She has always been the bravest of my lot. hardly anything unnerves her. Even after everything she has been through with her Hypermobility Syndrome (Which I keep meaning to post about!) through all of the tears and agony she has been through she has always bounced back with a smile and a song ready to face the next day and what ever it may throw at her.
One of the things that has made her time in Primary school so much easier is her friends. She has a lovely little close knit group but spends most of her time with these two:
LM and A(on the right, also in the bunny picture) have been best buddies since they were two and were in the Cylch Meithrin (Welsh pre-nursery) together. N(on the left) only moved to the school, I think about 18 months ago? But it seems like she has always been there! I never hear a story about school that doesn’t have these two involved somewhere, they seem to spend days in fits of giggles and get up to all manor of mischief together!
LM and N are both, how do I put this diplomatically? Well, let’s say they both prefer the silly side of life. Okay, to put it bluntly they are both bonkers. That’s not to say that A isn’t, but she is definitely the most sensible of the three, even if only by a little bit!
I hope that their new school will have them in the same class, LM will be devastated if their not. But even if they aren’t, I know they will still be just as good friends outside of school and for life. A’s mum, on picking the three up from their prom, had a flash forward of them at 18 in fits of giggles and all dressed up to the nines, coming home from the pub. God help us!
But after many tears, mostly from LM, the term finished and their last day at primary school came to an end, with the obligatory signing of shirts.
I wish these girls, along with the rest of their class, the best of luck for September. Let’s hope the next eight years of school are as fun filled as the last eight (with no major accidents please!). Even though there will be plenty of hard work thrown at them, together I know they will get on just fine.
How was your end of term? Do you have a child moving to the next rung on the educational ladder? I’d love to hear from you.