Mr Storey delivered a sweet speech in which he used a helpful analogy to discuss the connections that hold us all together, a clear theme throughout the ceremony. Mr Henderson added to this when he encouraged our students to ensure that this is not the end of a cycle, but the next stage in a journey.
Three students were honoured during the event for services to the school. Celena, Ali and Yegor were rightfully praised for going above and beyond and displaying the school spirit that set this year apart.
The Class of '21 received their final address as secondary school students when they took leave of our Principal, Mr Paul Keach. Mr Keach took our students on a walk down memory lane, highlighting MUN trips, the triumphs of our ISM Lions and Ali's relentless pursuit in maintaining a clean and tidy Sixth Form.
It is a difficult moment for parents and teachers when we see our graduating class sparkle in their gowns, knowing that the period of seeing these young men and women everyday is at an end. However, there is always a deep sense of pride in their achievements and a wealth of warm memories. Although the Class of 2021 are no longer students, they are now ISM Alumni, still part of the ISM family.