Primary leavers' activities

(9 Posts)
shouldwestayorshouldwego Wed 27-Jul-16 06:04:18

What were your dc's favourite leavers' activities/ things?

Dd had a disco, residential and play. We also bought leavers' hoodies and a yearbook. She loves them both. They also signed shirts and had a waterfight - not sure that the two were entirely compatible.

mrz Wed 27-Jul-16 06:28:36

Our Y6s got the usual leavers sweatshirts and did the shirt signing etc. They chose to visit http://planet-leisure.co.uk rather than have a disco or prom as we've done in the past. They did roller skating and ten pin bowling and had a meal ...great fun.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Wed 27-Jul-16 06:58:27

Similar to ours. Hoodies, a roller disco with families joining in afterwards for a party, signed shirts on the last day of term then home to get into old clothes before having a mass water fight on a local playing field. The school arranged photobooks, paid for by the PTA, plus leavers assembly.

lacebell10 Wed 27-Jul-16 08:06:05

School arranged diocese leaving service c of E school, leavers service at home church being given bibles and each telling memories of school life, France trip, end of year production we pay for dvds to help cover recording licence PTA pays the balance...
Parents pay and organise Leaver hoodies, year book of whole school life, leavers party (pta gift the disco costs) including red carpet photos and cocktails, teacher gifts, end of year picnic in park..
Ad hoc they get to sit together at lunch and finish all the food leftover normally not allowed seconds

Arkwright Wed 27-Jul-16 08:26:26

Ours had a residential, disco and camping. They hired tents and camped on the school field with a Bbq. They had a fantastic time.

On the last day they had limos and a party organised by the parents. It was a great success.

shouldwestayorshouldwego Wed 27-Jul-16 08:40:16

Oh forgot about the leavers assembly. Campout afterwards sounds great. We went to a park until late but they would have loved to stay over I am sure. Roller skating sounds fun. I don't think that much dancing was done at the disco. Although I guess potential to spoil the summer if there are any injuries at roller skating. Cast would give more signing opportunities which seems to be the thing they love the most!

T0ady Thu 28-Jul-16 19:17:35

Ours did a colour run with lots of leftover paint powder. The whole school got involved, including parents. Lots of fun and great pictures.

Fresta Fri 29-Jul-16 07:13:24

Ours had an end of term party for all kids and families- disco, bar, etc with photographer. They did an end of term play. They went bowling, leavers assembly in church (CofE) with trophies, presented with bible and speech by head etc. Leavers hoody, shirt signing on last day.

SanityClause Fri 29-Jul-16 07:33:56

At both the school's my DC attended, parents arranged a party on the last day, which involved rounders and party games, outside. (One school at a local cricket club, the other on the school playing field.) Only one did hoodies, but I think perhaps that was less of a thing a few years ago, so maybe the other school does them, now.

Dressing up on the last day was a big tradition for one of the schools.

There was a leavers assembly for both. One more formal than the other. The less formal one included sketches done by the children, in which they lampooned the teachers. They were very funny.

One school has a evening big prize giving which parents attend, and the other the prizes are given at a daytime assembly, which parents don't attend. I think most, if not all, year 6s get a prize of some sort, at both.

Both had a residential towards the end of year 6.

And both did that shirt writing thing. In one school, children were given cheap tshirts to write on, as the uniform is patterned, so not really suitable.

They loved all these things, I think.

I never really understand the fashion for a prom at that age, although some schools local to us have them, so it must be something the children want. But then, my one DD who is old enough to have had a year 11 prom wasn't all that excited about that, and it wasn't the big deal at her school that it seems to be at some schools, judging from MN. No one arranged limousines or other exotic transport, for example.

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