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Year 6 Graduation

Yasin Shaikh Graduation Speech 2018

So, the time has come to bid farewell and move on to bigger brighter things. Dramas and fights, laughter and tears, break-ups and make-ups, it’s all a part of rushing around trying to grow up I guess. There is a universal truth we all have to face whether we want to or not. Everything eventually ends. As much as I looked forward to this day, I’ve always disliked endings. The last day of summer, the final chapter of a great book, parting ways with a close friend, but endings are inevitable. Leaves fall, you close the book, you say goodbye.

Today is one of those days for us. Today we say goodbye to everything that was familiar, everything that was comfortable. We’re moving on but just because we are leaving and that hurts. There are some people who are so much a part of us they’ll be with us no matter what. They are our solid ground, our North star and the small clear voices that will be with us. Always!

So I want to take this opportunity here today to show my love, appreciation and gratitude to my stunning mother who went through some of the toughest times when I was having all my heart surgeries, my dad for all the nights he spent by side in hospital hoping, praying and crying I live to see another day. Thank you both. Even though my parents have never restricted me in anything and mum always says ‘the sky’s the limit, reach for the stars’, I know one day the day will come when I will await for a heart transplant.

For me to stand before you is such an emotional day, I have achieved so much here. Gainsborough is made up of fantastic teachers, class of Rooks are full of determination, a small scattering of mistakes, a hint of inspiration, a sprinkle of imagination, a room full of hobbies, masses of learning, heaps of teamwork, a shed load of happiness, a spoonful of independence, a splash of confidence, oodles of fun, a dusting of smiles, a mind full of creativity, a pinch of nerves and last but not least lots of friendship and laughter. 

I want to thank the most awesome three buzzing bees: Ms Bilal, Ms Bilgetay and Ms Branscombe-Ling for all their efforts in nurturing me and moulding me into who I am today. I want to thank all the teachers in whichever way they have contributed in my primary education.

I take away knowledge and memories which I will cherish in my delicate heart for a very long time.

Mum, stop with the tears!

Goodbye, good luck to my fellow colleagues and God bless you all.

XX

Yasin