STAFF at an East Staffordshire school have set aside an entire day to mark the achievements of dozens of its outgoing pupils.
Bosses at Paget High School, based in Burton Road, Branston, revealed details of its Celebration Day as part of efforts to celebrate youngsters who have excelled during the time studying for their GCSE examinations.
Rather than just enjoying an awards evening, top pupils will be treated to a special breakfast and lunch.
Paget’s current head of Year 11 and associate head teacher Olu Oparinde spoke to the Mail about the planned events.
He said: “As well as being a chance for staff and students to say goodbye and reflect on their time together at Paget, Celebration Day also affords the opportunity to praise pupils whose achievements have been exceptional during the year.
“Consistently good behaviour and 100 per cent attendance are both benchmarks for any pupil here to aspire to.
“Our rewards breakfast is a way of thanking students for their efforts and publicly acknowledging what a tremendous feat this is.”
The day will kick off with an exclusive breakfast.
This will be for pupils who have maintained an exemplary attendance record at Key Stage Four and excellent behaviour throughout their whole career at the school.
All pupils invited to the special breakfast will be formally recognised with a prize-giving of medals and certificates.
Later on in the day, they will joined by their peers for a special leavers’ assembly, before a final lunch and farewell with form tutors.
The event will take place on Thursday, June 26.
The Celebration Day precedes the Paget Year 11 prom. This year the event will take place at the national football centre St George’s Park on Friday, June 27.