School’s out for summer

Class of 2013 DEHS leavers have a farewell dinner in the Creebridge House Hotel.
Class of 2013 DEHS leavers have a farewell dinner in the Creebridge House Hotel.

Around fifty sixth year pupils from the Douglas Ewart High School celebrated their departure with a meal at the Creebridge House Hotel last week, as they finished attending that stage of education for good

two weeks ago.

Although the attendees are currently preparing to take the next step in their lives, they met as classmates for one final occasion. It has only been just over a month since pupils went on exam leave but there was plenty to catch up on already. However, more time was spent remembering what had happened in the six years prior.

School Captain Christie Murphie commented: “One thing that I always felt was important was having an event which marked the end of our time at school. I organised the meal so we could have something to mark the end of an era and celebrate the beginning of something new.

“Many of us are going away to universities and colleges, some are staying for jobs and apprenticeships. Whatever my year mates do I hope they appreciated having a chance to say goodbye to a part of our life we’ll never have back. Hopefully we can all look back kindly upon our time at school together.”

On behalf of her peers she added: “Many thanks to the Creebridge for being so accommodating and brilliant. It meant a lot!”