We had an emotional Year 6 assembly this morning as our outgoing Year 6 took us through their journey at Derby Grammar Junior School.

The boys had put the assembly together themselves which was full of fond memories of teachers and one another over the past four years.

Taking us through each year in turn, we began with the memories from Year 3 and their teacher Mrs Monk. Jay recalled his horror that he was going to have to eat tomatoes and Tomás remembered Mrs Monk making ‘a little hash of parking’ when they visited Tesco to make bread.

A popular memory for Year 4 was Chimpy who helped Mrs Jackson teach maths and English, and everyone’s horror when Chimpy was kidnaped. Adam remembered the trip to Twycross Zoo and Jay being scared by the giraffe.

Tomás enjoyed dressing up as a girl, Tomasina, at the Black Country museum in Year 5, and Oliver remembered Mrs Hamilton getting the cane for wearing nail varnish on the same trip!

In Year 6 ‘Dave’ joined the group and one of his favourite memories was the trip to Hollowford. Jai spoke of how proud he was to be announced Head Boy at Speech Day, and Chester spoke fondly of Bikeability, and Hadi’s road rage on the Tissington Trail.

Mrs Genders ended the assembly saying how proud she was of the boys and wished them well in Senior School. She showed a short film of memories of the boys over their time with us in pictures. We then finished with delicious cake made especially for the leavers.

Good luck boys, we’ll miss you!