Kirk Balk Academy celebrates the achievements of its Year 8 students in moving graduation ceremony.
Year 8 students in Kirk Balk Academy, sponsored by Northern Education Trust, took part in a moving graduation ceremony to celebrate their hard work and commitment during the last two academic years. The ceremony gives students their first experience of what it feels like to graduate, which the Trust hopes will enable them to have a sense of pride in their achievements so far, and raise their aspirations to continue their hard work into their GCSE years.
The Year 8 students wore caps and gowns, and were met with enthusiastic applause from by proud parents, carers and family members as they paraded in.
Students were presented with scrolled certificates by the Principal Dean Buckley, and enjoyed refreshments with their families afterwards.
Rob Tarn, Chief Executive of Northern Education Trust, said: “The graduation ceremony recognises the achievements of every child, and create memories that will stay with them throughout their lives. We want the young people in our care to feel a sense of pride and celebration of their achievements so far, and also aspiration – that their potential is unlimited as they embark on the next critical phase of their educational journey, and the outcomes we focus on so stridently. I’d like to thank the staff for their fantastic efforts in creating these memorable events, as well as all the families who attended the ceremonies to support their children”.