One of the pupils leaving Newman this year prepared a speech and read it out in the final assembly.
'I've tried to keep this short and sweet.
I've come a long way since starting Newman nearly 3 years ago and in those 3 years I've grown stronger and more confident as a person and have changed for the better.
When I first started school I was a considerably different person to who I am now. I was very reserved, very shy and you would have been extremely lucky to get me in the same room as somebody else.
But now, thanks to all my fellow friends, staff and teachers, I am a better person. If it wasn't for the staff's continued support and overwhelming dedication, I wouldn't have even been able to pluck up the courage to be in this hall right now.
As I have been coming to this school for the past few years, I have made many friends whom I've shared many memories with. Memories that I shall remember for a very long time to come. I just want to say a very big thank you, thank you Newman for making me into a new-man.
Now, in the infamous words of Mr License, I shall now log off and bog off.'
Needless to say, there were many tears shed in assembly at such a wonderfully written and fantastically delivered speech. The pupil who wrote this speech has made truly outstanding progress during his time at Newman. He even became chairperson of the student council.
Well done Matt, good luck in the future.