Uncertain times ahead for my son and many other teenagers getting there GCSE results tomorrow, I thought I would share an emotional post I wrote about my son’s last day at school.
At the end of July I was invited to my son’s graduation ceremony at his high school.
I took along with me my mum and husband and all took our seats, whilst pictures of all the year 11 children, no young adults were displayed on the largest screen imaginable above the stage.
You could hear the groans and laughter when the pictures of the students flashed up on the screen, so embarrassing for them all.
During the ceremony teachers came on to the stage to share with us there personal experiences of being their class teachers.
A couple of the teachers told such touching memories of their time with the pupils, some actually got me pretty choked up, yes teachers are human too!
My mum and I in unison started filling up whilst my husband sat listening with his emotions totally intact.
I knew when it came to my son leaving school I would be emotional, my little boy is now a young man, ready to venture into the big wide world.
I could tell with his behaviour in the days leading up to the graduation and especially afterwards that he was feeling a little lost.
I mean who wouldn’t, the children are guided through life and school by the help of parents and teachers.
Their paths totally mapped out for them, routines set in place at school and at home with home-work and bedtime, then bang one day that’s it everything is up in the air.
All these teens are now set to embark on a journey either through employment or further education.All these teens have one thing in common fear, fear of what jobs are out their or should I say lack of jobs. Fear of what grades they will achieve and will it be enough to get them into their chosen college.
As I sat I shed a happy tear for how far they had come and how proud I was of my son, standing with confidence shaking the headteacher’s hand, just like a man.
I also had a sad tear that my little boy was not so little anymore.
Thank you for reading and if anyone else is in the same position please feel free to comment, I would love to hear and talk about this with you.