Grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony is a truly bril­liant oc­ca­sion

Wexford People - - NEWS -

THE PAR­ENTS of chil­dren at­tend­ing Our Lady of Fa­tima School or­gan­ised a grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony re­cently for those who are leav­ing the fa­cil­ity and it turned out to be a fan­tas­tic event.

The day be­gan with a mass in Bride Street Church cel­e­brated by Fr Aod­han Marken and it was a cel­e­bra­tion that in­volved all of the chil­dren who were grad­u­at­ing.

The par­ents also had an ac­tive role in the mass along with some of the teach­ers.

One of the par­ents who at­tended de­scribed the mass as ‘lovely’, com­ment­ing: ‘It was a very spe­cial cel­e­bra­tion and a lovely oc­ca­sion for every­body there.’

Twelve chil­dren grad­u­ated and hav­ing par­tic­i­pated in the mass every­one went to the Mal­dron Ho­tel for a meal and en­ter­tain­ment cour­tesy of DJ Big Noize.

‘He was absolutely bril­liant with the chil­dren,’ said the fa­ther of one of the girls who grad­u­ated.

‘He had a great way with the chil­dren and they re­ally en­joyed the mu­sic and he also pro­vided back­ing to some of them who wanted to per­form their own lit­tle party pieces.’

The or­gan­is­ers were also full of praise for the man­age­ment and staff in the ho­tel who, they said, made the event very en­joy­able for the chil­dren.

The grad­u­ates were all pre­sented with a gift pack of their time in the school which in­cluded doc­u­men­tary records of their achieve­ments and suc­cesses along the way.

The chil­dren and par­ents were de­lighted with the packs: ‘They were ba­si­cally rep­re­sen­ta­tions of their his­tory in the school.’

The chil­dren were in­vited up to in­di­vid­u­ally re­ceive their packs which also added to their en­joy­ment of the event.

Around 80 peo­ple at­tended and as one par­ent com­mented: ‘It was a fam­ily-ori­en­tated grad­u­a­tion and was just a lovely event.’

The Our Lady of Fa­tima school grad­u­a­tion class, front row: Ni­cole Pit­man, Cody Flynn, Rachel O’Leary and Rachel Mur­phy; back row: Liam Coady, Mike O’Leary, Brian Lawrence, Ciara Keenan Bren­nan and Daniel Tomkins.

Ruth, Danile, Mary and Vic­tor Tomkins.

LEFT: Brian Lawrence with Melissa, Lib­byl, Ruby and Philip Ho­gan.

ABOVE: Brian Power and Cody Flynn.

Rachel Mur­phy and Daniel Tomkins.

Laura Keenan Bren­nan, Ciara Keenan Bren­nan and Mar­ian Keenan.

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