S6 Graduation Ceremony

DSCN2229On Thursday 23 April, Williamwood held its annual Graduation Ceremony for the S6 class of 2015. The evening began with an introduction from Mr Inglis (headteacher) and then a motivational speech by Aileen McGlynn OBE.  Aileen McGlynn OBE is a Paralympic tandem cyclist who has won six Paralympic medals and broken a series of world records at competitions around the world. Aileen recently won two silver medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. In 2009 Aileen was awarded an OBE for services to disability sport. She is now one of Great Britain’s most successful Paralympians. Musical interludes were provided throughout the evening by the Senior Girls Vocal Ensemble and Sophie Brierton. The evening concluded with valedictory speeches from Head Boy and Head Girl, Andrew Cowden and Aurora McKinlay, and the S6 depute headteacher, Mrs Sinclair.  The Williamwood version of the popular song Uptown Funk starring the S6 class of 2015 and various staff members finished the evening on a entertaining and emotional way. Congratulations to all of the S6 pupils graduating. The evening was well attended by over 900 people. Special thanks to Aileen McGlynn OBE for her attendance and inspirational words and the PTA who generously funded the hospitality at the end of the evening. The Uptown Funk video can be viewed here. Photographs can be viewed here.