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Year Six pupils graduate!

Looking ahead to secondary school and beyond

The ninth annual Andover Junior Graduation ceremony took place at The Lights on Wednesday, 13 July and Thursday, 14 July.

Andover Junior Graduation congratulates Year Six students as they move from primary or junior school to secondary school and encourages them and their parents or carers to consider higher education in future years. Approximately 480 students attended the event in traditional gowns and mortar boards. Mayor of Test Valley, Councillor Karen Hamilton, welcomed all the pupils before they received a certificate from the University of Winchester and had a photo taken with their head teacher.

Leader of the Council, Councillor Ian Carr, said: “The Andover Junior Graduation is always an inspiring occasion which gives the children and their parents and teachers an opportunity to look back on what they have achieved during their time at school. It’s also a perfect chance to look to the future and start to introduce the children to the options that will be available to them in the coming years.”

Test Valley Borough Council funds and organises the event with the support of the University of Winchester.