Year 13 Leavers Mass - 1st June 2012

On Friday 1 June, Year 13 celebrated their final Mass together. It was a lovely, reflective occasion with students leading the singing and readings. The opening procession reflected their seven years at St Thomas Aquinas, with photo montage of the students throughout their time here. The year group remembered all staff and students who shared their time at Aquinas.

Year 13 then passed on a candle - The Light of Faith - to the current year 7s represented by Greg Tibbits and Meg Generoso . Year 7 responded with a beautifully sung blessing led by Chloe-Ann Harris "May your life in this world be a happy one"; there wasn't a dry eye in the congregation.

George McGovern and Rose Bissett gave a wonderful speech at the end of the mass. They spoke about their time as Aquinas and thanked Miss O'Reilly for the support she has given over the years. A beautiful hand-written book of memories and a gift from the year group was presented to Miss O'Reilly. George then passed on the cohort's thanks to their subject teachers and the Year 13 Team, including Mrs Kelly, Miss O'Reilly and Mrs James.

After the year group photograph was taken, the students enjoyed a buffet and reminisced with their teachers over a glass of squash. Year 13 would like to pass on their thanks to all staff, past and present, who have supported them over their seven years at Aquinas, and prepared them so well for their lives ahead.

George McGovern
Head Boy

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