Today the Sixth Form came together to say farewell to Mrs Horner in a special assembly held in the Croston Theatre.
Students watched on as Mrs Horner greeted them and spoke fondly of her time as Westholme Principal. With a slideshow presentation and video montage, she pointed to some of her favourite moments over the years, which included the infamous ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’!
Once she had finished, the Heads of School took to the stage and gave Mrs Horner a farewell speech, speaking clearly and thanking her for everything she has done for them and the school.
They then announced that they had one final surprise for her by calling all of the Sixth Formers to their feet and asking them to take to the stage.
With altered lyrics to ‘Firework’ by Katy Perry, all the students sang together & gave her a musical tribute in celebration.
There were even some mock fireworks at the end!
Finally, the Heads of School presented Mrs Horner with goodbye gifts.
It was a great show of appreciation and Mrs Horner thanked them all for their performance at the end!
Westholme helped to prepare me for my path into politics – my time at the school gave me the knowledge and the confidence that I could achieve anything. Anything at all!
Seema Kennedy – Former Head Girl – MP for South Ribble 2015 – 2019
Westholme helped me to understand that in life hard work always beats natural talent. So, everywhere I go now I always make sure I’m working harder than my competition – this allows me to achieve my dreams.
Shuresh Saheli – Former Head Boy
At Westholme I was taught that no dream was too big. We were encouraged to aim for the stars, which I did and succeeded! Knowing I had their constant support even to this day, anything was possible.
Ella Holt – Former Student – Actress and Singer
At Westholme, aspirations were encouraged strongly, along with a clear ethos that working hard was the way to achieve them. It’s an attitude that has been incredibly positive for me.
Professor Sophie Scott, CBE – Former Student – Director at UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
More than anything, Westholme taught me to be fearless in my aspirations. It was an environment which encouraged me to stay true to myself, and to treasure and cultivate my creativity.
Annabel Grace Steele – Former Student
I think that it is extremely important that people aim for the best and keep their aspirations for the future high. Aspirations and dreams are hugely motivating.
Claire Barton – Former Student – Partner, Haverstock