'Graduation day' for children from the University of Southampton’s Early Years Centre

Pupils from the Early Years Centre at University of Southampton celebrate their ‘graduation’ into primary school.	Order no: 18900268

Pupils from the Early Years Centre at University of Southampton celebrate their ‘graduation’ into primary school. Order no: 18900268

First published in News

DOZENS of children donned mortarboards and robes when they ‘graduated’ from one of Southampton’s highest seats of learning.

More than 60 four-year-old children from the University of Southampton’s Early Years Centre dressed the part when they graduated from the pre-school nursery.

The special ceremony saw the little students walk the boards at the Nuffield Theatre in front of their families to receive their scrolls of learning from the staff.

Each child received a certificate of graduation and a few words of commendation from the Highfield Campus staff before their move to primary school.

Afterwards all the children sang three songs in different languages reflecting the centre’s multicultural environment.

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7:34am Thu 17 Jul 14

igigddiyfhvjfyd says...

Clearly your child attends this nursery so if you feel that strongly why do you send your child there? Correct me if im mistaken but im sure the 'promised jump room for all other children in the setting' was actually just relocated and all the other children still have that 'promised access'. I am 100% sure all staff involved in graduation and all in the nursery as well worked very hard to make graduation work and were probably met with many challenges along the way! Such a shame someone like you has to try and ruin what should an amazing thing to celebrate! My child loves it! Have you ever took time out to think how hard staff in any nursery setting work? Just goes to show how much nursery workers / teachers and any profession similar are so undervalued.
Clearly your child attends this nursery so if you feel that strongly why do you send your child there? Correct me if im mistaken but im sure the 'promised jump room for all other children in the setting' was actually just relocated and all the other children still have that 'promised access'. I am 100% sure all staff involved in graduation and all in the nursery as well worked very hard to make graduation work and were probably met with many challenges along the way! Such a shame someone like you has to try and ruin what should an amazing thing to celebrate! My child loves it! Have you ever took time out to think how hard staff in any nursery setting work? Just goes to show how much nursery workers / teachers and any profession similar are so undervalued. igigddiyfhvjfyd
  • Score: 29

11:02am Thu 17 Jul 14

InternationalStudent says...

My child was among the graduants and I witnessed the even; it was such a wonderful event. For sure, it has left the lasting memories and the impression of her nursery school days. The staff put extra effort to make it a great day and the parting words they had for each child were absolutely fantastic. I have no complaints at all against the staff knowing all well that they did their best to look after and impart values to our children when we were jot there.

Indeed it is a big shame to spoil such a great ceremony am really disappointed by that.
My child was among the graduants and I witnessed the even; it was such a wonderful event. For sure, it has left the lasting memories and the impression of her nursery school days. The staff put extra effort to make it a great day and the parting words they had for each child were absolutely fantastic. I have no complaints at all against the staff knowing all well that they did their best to look after and impart values to our children when we were jot there. Indeed it is a big shame to spoil such a great ceremony am really disappointed by that. InternationalStudent
  • Score: 13

5:37am Fri 18 Jul 14

Normalinda says...

This is so refreshing to see pre-school children graduate in England. I currently live in the United States where children graduate from pre-school all the way through to University.
This is so refreshing to see pre-school children graduate in England. I currently live in the United States where children graduate from pre-school all the way through to University. Normalinda
  • Score: 0

5:46am Fri 18 Jul 14

Normalinda says...

It is so refreshing to see these young students 'graduate' in England. I currently live in the United States where students graduates from every stage of their education from pre-school right through to University.
It is so refreshing to see these young students 'graduate' in England. I currently live in the United States where students graduates from every stage of their education from pre-school right through to University. Normalinda
  • Score: 0

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