So long:pupils emotional on last day of primary schooling

2012-12-08 00:00

IT was an emotional day for Clarendon Primary School Grade 7 pupils as they said goodbye to their peers.

Yesterday was their last day of primary school, and when the bell rang for the last time, instead of rushing to the gate, the pupils gathered and exchanged warm hugs and kisses, some a little tearful.

“Honestly, I don’t want to leave. Nobody wants to leave. This is my home away from home. There are so many memories here and we are leaving it all behind,” said Donel Smith, keeping his composure.

“I did all my crying yesterday. I told myself that I won’t cry today, but some just can’t hold it in.”

Micyla Schenk and Lesley Jung, best friends since pre-primary, cried as they embraced, saying that going to different high schools next year would hit them hard.

“I’m going to miss Clarendon, my friends and the teachers,” Micyla said, holding Lesley’s hand.

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