179 students at KS3 graduation ceremony

Batley Girls' School graduates take part in the traditional 'hat throwing' ceremony.
Batley Girls' School graduates take part in the traditional 'hat throwing' ceremony.

Batley Girls’ High school recently held its annual KS3 graduation ceremony and this year there were 179 graduates – the best year so far.

They received their awards in a very dignified and mature way and then enjoyed taking part in the traditional ‘hat throwing’ event.

They also enjoyed the celebration party after the ceremony.

In order to qualify students had to attain lots of good grades for their attitude to learning and have a good attendance record. The purpose of the event was to celebrate hard work, determination and a consistently good attitude to learning.

Staff and parents also hope that the event will inspire students to aim high and study at university in the future.

Forty students ‘went the extra mile’ and attained lots of excellent grades which reflect their very positive approach to learning.

These students wore special golden graduation hoods and graduated with ‘First Class Honours’.

Many parents attended the event and there wasn’t a spare seat to be had.

After the ceremony one parent said: “Year 8 graduation is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the success and hard work that the girls and the staff put in over two years. It also drives the students to work harder to achieve their goal of graduating. The graduation ceremony itself gives the students a taste of success yet to come and hopefully makes them more determined to achieve all that they want as they progress through their educational journey.”