To all our Year 11’s.
Today would have seen the start of your GCSEs. Every teacher in school would have been pacing around awaiting for your arrivals and the unveiling of the first GCSE papers. We would have welcomed you into school with large, reassuring smiles. We would have looked at you all with pride and love in our eyes and we would have offered you caring and positive words to motivate you for the days and weeks that lay ahead of you.
You may have had butterflies in your stomach and you would probably have been loud and crazy like you normally are. There would have been squeals of excitement, groaning and hugs to reassure your friends. Most importantly, we would have been together.
However, today will be a very different day. You will be at home safe with your loved ones. For some of you, you feel happiness and relief and some of you are frustrated and in disbelief. These GCSEs were going to be a chance for us all to show how hard we have worked this year and how we should never be underestimated at Washington Academy. Nevertheless, we don’t need test results to show that and to measure everything you have learnt. Just be you and continue to do your best. Many of your skills you’ve gained can’t be defined by a test. You will go forwards from here representing our academy and you will show everyone how amazing you are and that hard work really pays off.
You have all come so far in the time we have known you. You are wonderful human beings who all have bright futures ahead of you. We may not be together but I promise you that all of the staff are so proud of you all and always will be. Please never forget that.
Have a wonderful day! Keep safe 🙂 From all the staff at Washington Academy.