We have loved every minute of our time at Finton House School from the very beginning. From Friday afternoons with ‘Golden Time’ to celebrating having done our 11 plus exams with a bowling trip, it has been an amazing journey. We have grown from nervous four-year-olds in Reception to proud Year 6 pupils ready for secondary school. I remember walking through the school gates on my first day feeling very proud and happy to be joining my sister at this truly amazing school.
My memories of joining the school in Year 3 are of feeling quite nervous, but I soon felt at home in my surroundings thanks to my welcoming class-mates and the encouraging teachers. Finton House School has taught us many important values, including being adaptable and resilient. Every year is a new challenge as the work gets a bit harder and you have to become a bit more independent, so it is important to try your hardest, even when the going gets tough.
Being Heads of School has helped us develop skills like being organized and trustworthy. We are also more confident and independent than we were at the beginning of the year. We would like to say to all the younger children, make the most of all the opportunities Finton gives you and – when it is your time to stand up here as leavers, you will have so many memories to take with you.
Of course, we haven’t made it all the way through the school by ourselves; we have to thank all the staff who have worked hard throughout all our years at Finton to help us make progress, be happy and prepare us for the future. We are very grateful to all at Finton House for making us be the best people we can be.
As we move on and part ways, although will miss all our friends, we will make sure to keep in touch and come back to visit the school to tell everyone about the next chapter of our lives.
We hope you all have a marvellous summer holiday and a well-deserved rest.