A PRIMARY school is celebrating the graduation of their Year Six pupils and the dedication to learning during the pandemic.

Gillamoor C of E Primary School organised an afternoon of activities, treats and inspirational speeches to celebrate their pupil’s achievements.

Key Stage Two (KS2) has been working towards their Children’s University hours. The Children’s University is a charity that works in partnership with schools to develop a love of learning.

The charity encourages participation in extra-curricular activities in and outside of school. The Children’s University is run through colleges and universities, local authorities or school consortia.

“We had a wonderful event celebrating the achievements to date of all our KS2 children working towards their Children's University hours alongside the graduation of all our Year 6 pupils,” said Andrea Hayes, headteacher of Gillamoor C of E Primary School.

“Richard Adams, from the Children’s University, gave a speech highlighting the fun that can be had when you bother to give things a try.

“Jill Wells, deputy mayor of Kirkbymoorside, spoke about their inspiration to others and range of activities they had completed.

“Celebrations were topped off with hot dogs and ice cream cake.”