On Friday 23 May 2014, the Year 11 leavers had their final assembly before the beginning of study leave. Mr Lightfoot, Year 11 Pastoral Leader, led the assembly, which celebrated the students’ five years at the school.

It began with a performance by Louis Rugg, Louis Kelly and Nicholas Ryde, which was received with rapturous applause from the students. Mr Lightfoot began by echoing this week’s ‘Thought for the Day’: “Stand Out for the Right Reasons”. He then shared some special mentions from the teachers, before detailing some funny anecdotes from the last year. The students certainly enjoyed reminiscing, with the school hall almost shaking from all the laughter!

A representative from each form group gave a short speech about their time in the school, and this was interspersed with a collection of Year 7 photographs which were met with a mix of dismay, horror and good humour from the students as they were able to reflect on how far they had come! The speeches were often hilarious as the students often discussed the friendships they had formed and the wonderful experiences that they had had at Isleworth & Syon.

Mr Hart gave a quick Sports Review, discussing the year group’s regular successes in rugby, athletics and badminton, among others. He then introduced a video highlights montage which showed how the boys had developed through their time at the school.

Mr Lightfoot then gave a short speech entitled “The World is Full of Stupid People”, the contents of which are embedded below. This speech was inspired by an old speech that became a number 1-selling song when he was in Year 11. It urged the students to consider their next step carefully and think about their actions and responsibilities. He then introduced another video montage of the year group’s overall highlights.

Mr Ferguson concluded the assembly with a message, telling the students to continue to “Be the Best You Can Be”.

We wish all of the Year 11 students the best of luck with their examinations, and whatever their next move may be.

View Mr Lightfoot's speech


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