With all that had to be cancelled or held virtually in the last year, it was absolutely wonderful to hold the 2021 6th Year Graduation in person in Chanel on Friday 21st May. Although we missed the parents and guardians and the students had to be divided into two class groups, it was a very special event.
As ever the Sports hall was unrecognisable, thanks to the decorating fairies who worked late on Thursday evening. Red drapes and stars transformed the walls and even the Oscar statues got Covid clearance and were able to visit again as the graduates of 2021 walked down the red carpet.
Every little detail was covered from personalised souvenir bags to photo cup cakes that looked too good to eat. It all led to a lovely intimate atmosphere as the lads watched their graduation video and looked back and reflected on their last 5/6 years here in Chanel. Proceedings were rounded off with delicious food and ice-cream from O'Brien's catering truck.
There is no estimating the amount of work that went in behind the scenes to make this such a special occasion for the class of 2021 and a huge thank you and well done to ALL involved.
We wish the young gentlemen who graduated on Friday, all the best in their Leaving Certificate and future endeavours in life.