Schools celebrate success
All of the schools in the Banbridge Area Learning Community have joined together to express their pleasure that their students have been rewarded with grades in their AS and A Levels.
In a statement issued on ‘results day’ on Thursday, Banbridge Academy Area Learning Community -R S McLoughlin (Banbridge Academy), Mr A Bell (Banbridge High School), Mrs E Lavery (Donard Special School), Mr I McConaghy (Dromore High School), Mrs A Anderson (Newbridge Integrated School), Mrs McCullough (Rathriland High School) and Mrs R Woods (St Patrick’s College), wrote: “It has been an extremely difficult year for our young people, their parents and their teachers.
“As school leaders we have worked together throughout lockdown, using a range of online tools, in order to meet the needs of the pupils and communities we serve.
“Today, we celebrate the success of our students as they gain the qualifications they deserve.
“The Class of 2020 has had the most challenging year in living memory and we commend them for their resilience and their maturity in following the Government Guidelines. We wish our leavers every success in the next stage of their educational journey. We thank them for the memories that they have created in each of our schools and wish them every success in life.
“The excellent results achieved are due to the sustained commitment of our students, the professionalism and dedication of our colleagues and the support of their parents.
“Public Examinations were cancelled for the first time in history and we are delighted that all the hard work of our pupils and teachers has ensured that our young people have been rewarded.”
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