It was Thursday night when I left my home at around 6.15 p.m. to go to my friend Chelsea’s house where we then set off to what would become a fine evening of firsts, finals and folly.

There was much to be enjoyed about the evening and I certainly did so! The company, the atmosphere and the cheesecake (sorry George!) are to name but a few of my enjoyments.

Yet, of course the evening was always shaded with sadness for it signalled the beginning of a an entire year group going their separate ways after five school years together.

Well, admittedly this realisation also creates relief in some cases.

But, I’m vowing not to dwell on sentimentalities.

A wonderful end to a string of fine years.