Goodbye Year 11 of 2022!

Three Year 11 students write an address to their year group, reflecting on changes, GCSEs and stepping into the future.

Friday 13 May 2022 was our final day of lessons in year 11 at Heart of England.  After all the shirt-signing, gift-giving and a few tears we attended our final Year Assembly at the end of the day.

Looking around we could see so many faces; equally familiar, yet different.  A lot has changed since our ‘days of innocence’ back in Year 7 – when everything was perfect.  Even our uniform has changed!  Out with the old red logo and tie and in with a new teal logo and set of house ties.

As a year group we’ve spent an age together – almost half a decade and we’ve grown together, physically and metaphorically.  We’ve been through the good, the bad, and the ugly yet when we finished on Friday it will be the good times we’ll cherish most.

As many of you know, or at least I hope you know by now, our GCSEs are right around the corner: I’m sure everybody will be feeling nervous about these upcoming exams and we want to wish everyone the very best of luck and I’m sure you’ll be thrilled to sit on those squeaky chairs once again in the exam room!

All of us will be taking a big step forward next year whether that’s college, Sixth Form, or an apprenticeship.  We’ve all put in a tremendous amount of effort to get to where we are now, but our reward is waiting right around the corner, a summer to remember.

After the pressure from these exams, we can finally rest.  We will look forward to seeing most of you at Prom 2022 and I’m sure I’m not the only one desperate to see Mr Bennett get down on the dance floor.

The Yearbook committee has organised the leavers’ hoodie and yearbooks and a link will be sent out via email with the details of how to order.  Hoodies and yearbooks ordered can be collected on results day on 25 August 2022.

So, as we leave the doors of Heart of England one last time, let us reflect on the times we’ve had, our memories and friendships, and of course step into the future and the possibilities it will bring.

Good luck everyone!

Olly, Charlotte and Sarah

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