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The celebration must go on

2 July 2021

Westminster City School’s Celebration of Achievement Evening 2021 will go ahead on Friday 9 July, with some significant changes to ensure safety for all.

This year’s Celebration of Achievement Evening will take place in our School’s Main Hall, with two smaller and separate events that will be attended by prize winners and relevant staff, following the extension of pandemic restrictions until 19 July.

On Friday 9 July, our school day will end earlier with all our young people dismissed around 2.15pm. Prize-winners and staff will remain on-site with our first event, at 3.15pm, for Key Stage 3 pupils. Our second event, for Key Stages 4 and 5, plus newly qualified teachers, will then take place at 4.30pm. Music will be provided by our School's musical ensembles.

Both events will run in our Main Hall, with social distancing in place and cleaning undertaken between ceremonies. Our Key Stage 3 event will finish at around 4pm, with those pupils then enjoying a barbecue on our School playground before heading home. Our second ceremony will finish at around 5.15pm, when those young people will have their own barbecue on our School playground. It is hoped that both ceremonies will be live streamed, meaning parents/carers and other members of our School community can watch from the comfort of their home.

Headteacher, Mr Broughton, said: “Following the disappointment of our July 2020 event being cancelled, due to the global pandemic, we are delighted to be holding our Celebration of Achievement Evening this year, albeit in a slightly different format. Our two COVID-safe events will allow us to reflect upon and reward the admirable achievements during our 2020-21 academic year.”

Our School’s annual Celebration of Achievement Evening normally takes place in College Garden, Westminster Abbey, to allow our School community to mark the success and hard work of our young people during the last academic year.

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