Little Loves – Leavers Assembly, Leavers Party and Lots of Tears

Where an earth did the last 3 weeks go. If I am honest I have been consumed with the emotion of Katie leaving primary school. In the past 3 weeks we have had the Year 6 trip to London, leavers assembly, leavers party, and then the final goodbye to primary school after 11 amazing years. It has certainly been an end of an era in the Williams’ house.

Tween style


Katie’s leaving book and shirt which had so many wonderful messages from friends and teachers.


It has to be the leavers assembly which was last Friday.  My tears were kept under wraps for all of 2 minutes, until Katie opened the assembly. And what an assembly it was. A true celebration of the past 7 years, with stories about the children’s funniest moments in school. Mixed in with videos of the children in class, on trips, and more recently their visit to London. You could see the pride in every single child’s face, and it was an amazing assembly. At the end they were presented with their leavers hoodies and a gift from the London trip (A Lion King mug as they had watched the show). What an afternoon it was.



Now I am not going to lie, I was a little disappointed when Katie said one of the leavers songs would be R Kelly. But after hearing her practise it for the past few weeks, and then seeing all the class belting it out at the end of the leavers assembly, well it’s my new favourite song. Trouble is I can’t listen to it without crying.


As a surprise for the school I made a hamper of treats. Cakes for the teachers (shop bought of course), cakes for Year 6, tissues to dry their eyes after the assembly and a special present for the head teacher.

Year 6 leavers presents

Year 6 leavers hamper


Over to Katie this week, as she looked absolutely gorgeous for her leavers party on Friday night. I had treated her to a beautiful black dress from Marks and Spencer, complete with rose gold shoes. My daughter’s best friend curled her hair, and of course no outfit would be complete without her cat ears.

Tween party style

And lastly

We are off to Edinburgh tomorrow, our first time in the city. We have lots planned and I am looking forward to a restful journey with Virgin trains. I got an absolute bargain a few weeks ago, £96 return for the 4 of us PLUS we are travelling back first class. I can’t wait to explore the city for the next 2 days.


12 thoughts on “Little Loves – Leavers Assembly, Leavers Party and Lots of Tears”

    • She is addicted to wearing cat ears, but typically she lost the ones she wore for the leavers party. She was so gutted but I am trying to get a replacement pair for her. Edinburgh was an amazing trip thank you x

  1. What a lovely week you’ve had! Katie’s leavers assembly sounds lovely. Certainly didn’t do anything like that when I was younger, think we just left and got people to write on our shirts! Have a wonderful time in Edinburgh x

    • I think it was like that in my day too. They certainly make a huge fuss of them when they leave now which is nice. Edinburgh was brilliant thank you x

  2. This week is full of emotions but what wonderful memories and moments to share with your daughter. Its was and enough for my sons preschool leavers let alone what i’ll be like when he leaves to go to secondary school. Hope you’ve had a lovely time in Edinburgh. x

    • Ah you are so right, it has certainly been a few weeks filled with amazing memories for my daughter. Hope your son leaving preschool went well too, so many end of eras isn’t there. Edinburgh was amazing thank you x

  3. Wow that is a bargain, ah bless it was an emotional week. Its os odd coming to the end of an era isn’t it, excitement to move on but hard to leave behind the memories, hope Scotland was amazing I cant wait to read about it x

    • Scotland was a brilliant break Sarah, and I just HAD to book the train tickets when I saw how cheap they were. Hywel had only nipped to the gym and by the time he had got back I had arranged a full 2 days to Edinburgh lol. I think I have finally stopped crying now over the whole end of an era x

  4. What an emotional couple of weeks for you. I feel quite tearful reading this myself and there’s no way I’m clicking on that song to listen! Your return travel to Edinburgh was amazing value! Sadly my eldest is no longer a child, so it cost £133 return for the two of us to travel off-peak to London!

    • Oh boo to your eldest no longer being classed as a child. I guess that will be us next year, but will still keep my eye out for bargains in the Virgin sale. It has certainly been an emotional time for us hasn’t it x

    • It really does hit you Morgana, and I think it is even worse when it’s your last child to leave primary. Saying that I was just as emotional when my son left 4 years ago. Edinburgh was a brilliant trip thank you x


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