On Thursday, 5th May, the Year 13 students attended their Leavers’ Dinner at the Whitehaven Golf Club. Though small in scale, the occasion was big on atmosphere and the fun and festivities kept going until the end of the evening. As is customary with these events, the students were resplendent in their attire, and a joy to behold, and it was a pleasure to spend the evening in their company. There were a few moments put aside after dinner to reflect on their time at the Academy, but the speeches were short and the tone of the evening was definitely celebratory. The Golf Club proved to be the excellent venue we know it to be and the entertainment, West Coast Entertainment, kept the party going until the very last dance. An honourable mention too for Mr Hardman, who had travelled from Appleby to take photographs of the evening and to the few members of staff (you know who you are), who turned out to support the students in their celebrations. We were proud of our students that evening and wish them well in their transition to the next stage of their lives.