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Saying 'Farewell' to our 2017-18 Year Thirteen

Our Year 13 Leavers' Assembly is always a very emotional time as students who have spent the last seven years as part of the family begin to go their separate ways. It was no different this year when Mr Franklin hosted the Year Thirteen Leavers’ assembly as the school broke up for half term at the end of May.

Once again it was a tearful time but also full of good humour and great memories. All the teachers shared their stories of working with the year group and wished them all great success in whatever they choose to do next. Over the coming few weeks, the students will sit their final exams before enjoying the summer, taking up their university places and training opportunities or starting out on their fledging careers.

The year group are already well on their way to successful careers, securing Apprenticeships and places at leading universities, on the most sought after courses. Head Girl, Chloe Tatton, has already been awarded an Apprenticeship with Franklyn Financial Management after undertaking a work placement with them last year and Head Boy, David Speed, has accepted his offer from the University of York to read Economics. Olivia Roberts and Jack Tranter have both accepted places at Oxford University to ready Archaeology and Anthropology and Biochemistry respectively and Emily Hepting and Max Hill have accepted Liverpool University offers, Emily to read Medicine and Jack to read Medicinal Chemistry with Pharmacology.

Many other students have also accepted offers to read a wide range of university courses including Politics, Mathematics, Accountancy, Psychology, Chemistry, English, Computer Forensics, Film Production, Music, Geography, Law, Education, Sociology, Sport and Journalism and Midwifery. We look forward to hearing news of where their studies take them in the future

One of the many great legacies of this particular year group was the incredible amount of money they had raised for different charities in their time with the school. Mr Franklin calculated that, over the seven years from starting at CHS, the students had raised just short of £10,000! This year group too were key to finally reaching our £20,000 target to build a new Student Shelter in the Quad area, a project which had been ongoing for a few years. Their 'Charity Tuesday' idea saw each year group allocated a Tuesday and tasked with raising money throughout that day for the Shelter project. It was incredible that the target was finally reached whilst this group was still with the school and able to share in the amazing news.

Thank you to Mr Franklin and all of the CHS team who took time to share their thoughts and memories of these students. Everyone at Congleton High School wishes all of Year Thirteen the very best of luck for the future and urges them to keep in touch. The school would love to share their stories on the Alumni page on the website to help inspire the Year Thirteens of the future.

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