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Year 6 leavers assembly

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WaitingForFrostyMornings Tue 14-Jul-15 18:50:21

My DD has given me strict instructions not to attend her leavers assembly on Friday because it's rubbish apparently and I would be wasting 2 hours of my time by going.

Every parent I know has said its just one big crying fest and you don't get to hear or see anything anyway (it's in the church).

Everyone will see each other for a midsummer trip in 3 weeks anyway and they're all going to the same high school so if I didn't go, as requested, then am I missing anything?

My eldest 2 are in their 20's and we didn't have a leavers assembly for them at all just an afternoon disco with cola and crisps plus an early finish at 2.30.

Will I genuinely be missing anything by not going?

QueenOfNothing Tue 14-Jul-15 18:55:09

You'll be showing your DD respect by doing as she asks - not going.

smee Tue 14-Jul-15 18:57:10

Is she saying don't go because she's embarrassed? I don't mean by you, but just by the whole emotion of it. fwiw, I think you should go - I'd bet all the other parents will and if they are there, she's bound to miss you.

WaitingForFrostyMornings Tue 14-Jul-15 19:20:36

They've done several rehearsals, she said the songs are awful and they are going to go over each child's time at the school but she has only been at the school for 3 months and they are not including her in the main bit of the celebration because of this. She just feels as she isn't being included in the main bit it isn't worth me going.

Several parents will be absent due to work commitments so if I didn't go she wouldn't be the only child without a parent.

I did attend assembly today for the prize giving/awards so I have been there to see her get her medals and certificates from her time there.

I just don't want to miss anything she isn't aware of and at the same time I want to respect her decision that she doesn't want me to go. confused

BetweenTwoLungs Tue 14-Jul-15 19:38:24

What a massive shame that they are not including her as much as the others! We had a new child join us 4 weeks ago and he will be included in the leavers assembly to the same extent as all of the others.

Knowing that information, then perhaps don't go. I was going to say you did otherwise but in that case perhaps not.

smee Tue 14-Jul-15 20:16:03

Ah well if you've already been to the assembly then it doesn't sound nearly as important. Why don't you plan a treat for her to make up for the dire assembly? Just you and her after school - treat tea or something. Sounds like she'd prefer that!

mrz Tue 14-Jul-15 20:42:17

The main bit is probably looking back over the children's time in the school often a slide show of photographs from nursery/reception to Y6. With respect it's very difficult to include someone who has been in school a few weeks as much as someone who has been there seven years or more.
Perhaps explain this to your child.

LostMySanityCanIBorrowYours Tue 14-Jul-15 20:50:46

My daughter had hers a few weeks ago.

Between the sobbing and tears each friendship group did their own little section. Pictures from throughout their time at school were shown on projector by the side of school.

The lower years attended to sing tribute songs to the y6 pupils hmm, most of which were along the lines of "we'll miss you in the halls and on the yard, you'll miss your friends and they'll miss you" thus ensuring that the tears turned to sobbing and histrionics.

Awards were then given out, cue more crying.

If she's sensitive she might appreciate your shoulder to sob on at the end. My y3 child, whom is not in the least bit sensitive had a face like a slapped arse by the end and has declared that she is not partaking in her own leavers assembly grin My y6 was sobbing her wee heart out.

They all came out sobbing and howling. Went home. Got changed and met up for a big sleepover half an hour later hmm grin

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