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Ideas for yr 6 leaving do

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landrover Fri 12-Jul-13 20:47:54

We have got a year to plan, so plenty of time. So im looking for all you wonderful mums netters to help me with ideas! Do we want a theme? Travel there, limo or better idea (cheap) Tractor maybe?
Anyone done anything different? We have a budget of £15 per child for leaving present, any thoughts?
Do we charge per family or individually (we obviously have food costs to consider)
Tell me what you did!! xx

Schmedz Sun 14-Jul-13 22:51:39

Our Year 6s ADORE their 'Leavers Hoodies' and were able to choose from a wide range of colours. The class reps also organised a yearbook, all done online by children and staff, printed and sent out in time for the end of term...bit pricey but fab quality and a really lovely keepsake item.

Leavers assembly at school was the formal part, but the class reps organised a pool party and big bouncy slide/adventure type thing plus a meal and disco for a few hours on a weekend afternoon. Children loved it and contributed to the cost by buying a ticket.

No matter how cool for school they think they are, you can't beat a good party with food and entertainment!

littlemiss06 Mon 15-Jul-13 06:28:39

Exoticfruit how did it point out popular and unpopular when only two children won it anyway out of 30kids, voting was in private and none of the kids say the votes?and just to add the poster asked for some ideas, that's what we did, our kids and parents had an amazing night with lots of lovely memories of a last special night together at a party, no unhappy children left that room, noone was asked for a ridiculous amount of money it cost £7 each, no child was made to look popular or unpopular, it was a fun night and was just sharing what we did

exoticfruits Mon 15-Jul-13 06:43:38

There were children there who knew they had no hope of votes. I expect anyone who knew the class could have told you the most popular children who were likely to win. I think it would have been far nicer had the teacher chosen 2 children who had really made an effort all year. I agree with the rest, but I can't see why it is even necessary to have a king and queen.

DumSpiroSpero Mon 15-Jul-13 06:50:04

DD is just heading into Yr 4 so don't have this to worry about at the moment but agree that I wouldn't be thrilled about a 'prom' for leaving primary - better to leave them something to look forward to imho.

My friend's son is leaving primary this week. The school have arranged a trip to a theme park for Yr 6 which took place just before half term and they are having a disco - job done.

exoticfruits Mon 15-Jul-13 08:21:05

If you need a prom king and queen why not pull names out of a hat? If asked privately, every child in that class could tell you who was likely to win the vote and every child would be pretty accurate on how many votes they were likely to get themselves.

BackforGood Mon 15-Jul-13 09:06:37

I'm with exotic - hate the idea of a 'Prom King and Queen' at any age. Also hate the idea of a 'prom' for children. Why not let somethings be just for adults (or in this case 15/16 yr olds). I don't get this trying to turn children's things into adults things at all.

littlemiss06 Mon 15-Jul-13 09:07:03

Well it actually ended up being a child new to the school who hasn't settled very well and didn't think he had many friends so was a nice boost of confidence for him :-) maybe we should have pulled names out of a hat or asked the teacher but its done now, only wanted to share our lovely night with you all

exoticfruits Mon 15-Jul-13 09:47:50

They must have manipulated the vote in some way to get that outcome with 30 yr 6's. it was the sort of thing that I meant by getting the teacher to choose. Personally if I was the new child who wasn't settling I would be a bit uncomfortable as to the motivation of the votes.( depends on the class- you can't say if you don't know them).

I just think the whole prom thing is getting out of hand even at 16yrs and hate that it is creeping even younger. Yr 6 should be age appropriate fun IMO.

ArbitraryUsername Mon 15-Jul-13 09:51:45

Get cheap leavers hoodies made up and use the rest of the money to provide crisps and weak squash for a ceilidh in the gym hall. Devote some of the gym lessons in the run up to delight dancing. Or do a disco. Buy some fizzy grape juice and serve in plastic champagne glasses if you want to pretend it's posh.

Don't ask the families for any money because they'll have just forked out a small fortune in secondary school uniform.

ArbitraryUsername Mon 15-Jul-13 09:53:26

My primary school leaving thing involved getting your shirt signed by pretty much everyone in the school. The P7s would go round all the classes and get their shirt signed. My sister still has hers because she's a sentimental type.

Cocodale Mon 15-Jul-13 09:56:39

My eldest daughter is 18 and when she left they all signed one another's shirt and wrote messages in a book they were given. The lovely class teacher have them a photo of the class.

Leave the big party till they are 16 when you can all get excited about seeing them off in fabulous transport and looking lovely. They really don't need to grow up so fast !

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