Non-Stop Leavers' Programme!
With Common Entrance behind them and just over a fortnight left of the Summer term, this time of year sees an action-packed Leavers’ Programme for Form 1.
This includes some traditional Belhaven events such as the Iron Will and Superstars, the Leavers’ Dinner, to which each member of Form 1 is encouraged to bring a guest (not a parent) to see their school. Of course, there are also various parent events – cricket, tennis and rounders matches, lunches and a Sunday evening Leavers’ Service in the Front Hall.
During the first week of the Leavers’ Programme, Form 1 have helped with the Pre-Prep Sports Day, been to Go Ape at Dalkeith and out for supper in Edinburgh, have played fixtures against Cargilfield and also been to Fettes to spend a morning learning what it is like to be at senior school.
On Monday, they head off on their exciting Leavers’ trip to Norfolk, before they return for a final week of a mixture of preparation for senior school with talks from OBs and advice on the transition from mental health experts, real-world challenge as they hear a lecture on the future of electrification from Professor Michael Capaldi (Dean of Innovation and Business at Newcastle University), present to our Dragons in the Dragons’ Den and put on Shakespeare performances in the Walled Garden and also celebration as we head to Pease Bay and host their guests at the Leavers’ Dinner. We look to celebrate all that they have given to the school during their time with us and they, in turn, reflect on friendships made and lessons learnt during this, the formative period of their education.