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Signalling the end of an era and the start of their primary school education, 20 pupils from Lamlash Early Years class graduated last week at a ceremony attended by teachers, parents and grandparents.
The graduation ceremony which started with a video featuring candid interviews with the children took place on the stage at the Arran community theatre. During the interviews children detailed what they would miss about the early years classes, with answers mostly centering on friends and playing with others, while some also mentioned missing their teacher. One young boy, excited for the future, cheerfully said he would not miss a single thing.
When asked about their future careers, most wanted to be a teacher, vet, police officer or a fireman but one delightfully inventive girl said that she would be a butterfly when she grew up, and she would fly about the place.
Following the video, pupils performed singing and action songs and a Gaelic performance, before receiving personalised backpacks from depute head David Lambert who wished the children all the best for the future. Noting that they were well equipped for the future, thanks to the excellent grounding that they had received from teachers, he expressed gratitude to the good work, perseverance and patience of the teaching staff.
Waving goodbye, Lamlash early years pupils graduate at a ceremony attended by parents and grandparents and fellow pupils. 01_B27lamgrad01