THERE is sadness and excitement at Conifers School as children prepare for the next big step in their lives.
All students are delighted to have gained places into excellent senior schools, including Christ’s Hospital, Priorsfield, Seaford, The Royal School, and Heathfield Ascot, with half the pupils being awarded scholarships.
However, there is a sense of sadness as they prepare to leave after ten years together.
In their last term, students will embark on a two-week ‘End of Conifers’ programme, which includes a residential RYA sailing course and activity camp, a trip to London to see Phantom of the Opera, a Bikeability course, a first aid course, and a day trip to France.
The programme is designed to prepare the pupils for their next step in education and they have had to agree to raise half the funds towards the programme themselves.
Headmistress Emma Smyth said: “The children have worked hard and been very creative in their methods of raising funds. They have sold cakes and sweets, held a competitions and raffles – some have donated pocket money and carried out chores at home.
“We feel that as well as the programme of events itself, the children have learnt the value of money by making their contribution.”