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TOP 8 WAYS TO CELEBRATE ON RESULTS DAY

Top 8 Ways to Celebrate on Results Day

Celebrate whatever the result!

2021, not what we would call a ‘normal’ year! Whether you get the results you expected or not, that’s OK. It’s important to try and celebrate what you have achieved, whether that’s academically or not – you’ve survived the most difficult period in education since the second world war and you deserve to be proud of that.” 

We discussed what to expect on result day in this previous post ‘Results Day Expectations 2021’

Results day is significant not so much for the results, but for the fact that it marks a major point in life. One part of your education is ending and you are now moving onto the next part of your life story.

Here are the TOP 8 ways to celebrate this significant moment!

1. BBQ Party

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BBQ Party

It’s summer, so get together with your fellow results receivers and party in the sun*, this can even double up as a summer send-off if you and your mates are all off to different universities. (*sun is not guaranteed, this is the UK!) 

2. Shopping trip

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Shopping Trip

Celebrations call for guilt-free shopping trips. Just make sure it’s not you that’s paying for it!

3. Food, food, food

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Food, food, food

Who doesn’t love a meal out? This is YOUR day, so it’s YOUR choice where you eat and WHO is coming with you

4. Big screen extravaganza

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Big screen extravaganza

Why not get together with your gang for a cinema trip, extra-large popcorn, VIP, the complete IMAX experience? No films that take your fancy? Some cinemas are now available to hire for the day, take your gaming device and battle your mates on the big screen.

5. Theme park

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Theme park

Feel the wind in your hair and leave all that stress behind with an adrenaline-filled day at a theme park. 

6. Spa day

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Spa day

And relax! To say it’s been a stressful time is an understatement so treating yourself to a spa day is just what you need.‌

7. Hit the Beach

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Hit the Beach

Sand between your toes, waves lapping at your ankles, fish & chips, doughnuts and the sound of seagulls? Of course, the beach! Ooh – we almost forgot the ice cream!

8‌. Leavers Hoodies

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Leavers Hoodies from the School Leavers Company

So this is an idea that lasts. It gives you a warm feeling. It’s filled with nostalgia about your school days. The Leavers Hoodie is the ultimate in school leaver mementoes.

Get your leavers hoodies in time for results day this August

We are still producing Leavers Hoodies right into the summer, and they make the perfect gift for results day. Home delivery is available, or they can be delivered to school and given out on that special day in August.

Leavers Hoodies 2021

Contact us today to place your order.

Results day expectations 2021

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It’s fair to say that results day for GCSE, AS and A levels in the summer of 2021 is not going to be like a normal year. Due to the global pandemic, exam year students have faced major disruption to their learning. But without grades, students will have no clear indication to provide when looking at their next stage of education or employment. It is for this reason that Ofqual and the Department for Education (DfE) have said that In place of exams they propose that a student’s grade in a subject will be based on their teacher’s assessment of the standard at which they are performing.

Whilst that was not the news that many wanted to hear, it was likely the only conceivable way to offer a clear playing field for all exam year students and thus provide for equal opportunity. Teachers are to follow strict guidelines and criteria for the grading of students based on what the students have been taught. There was a lot learnt from the disastrous results in 2020 and there’s hope that the 2021 system will be much fairer for students overall.

The DfE has an excellent guide entitled
What you need to know about grades in 2021

Nervous about results?

If you’re worried or anxious, talk about it. Tell your family or friends, write it down or perhaps talk to a teacher. Don’t be embarrassed about your feelings, it’s safe to say that you won’t be the only one feeling this way. The main thing to remember is that it’s just anxiety – it can’t harm you, and it will pass.

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Whether you get the results you expected or not, that’s OK

Whether you get the results you expected or not, that’s OK. It’s important to try and celebrate what you have achieved, whether that’s academically or not – you’ve survived the most difficult period in education since the second world war and you deserve to be proud of that.”

Ways to celebrate

Read our blog on the Top 8 ways to celebrate your results

Top 8 Ways to Celebrate on Results Day

TOP 8 WAYS TO CELEBRATE ON RESULTS DAY

How will you celebrate this results day? Lets face it, 2021 hasn’t exactly been great, but when you collect your results this August you should celebrate – whatever the outcome. You deserve it! We take a look at the top 8 ways to celebrate on results day.

Keep reading

From all the team at School leavers Company, we wish all students the very best for their results. But remember, whatever your achievement, you are all amazing after the year you have had!

Leavers Hoodies are still available

We are still producing Leavers Hoodies right into the summer, and they make the perfect gift for results day. Home delivery is available, or they can be delivered to school and given out on that special day in August.

Contact us today to place your order.

What will leavers parties be like in the New Year if COVID is still around?

Many pupils leaving schools and colleges this year were not only caught up in the confusion surrounding exams and predicted grades, but they also missed out on all the end of year celebrations, including leavers proms, graduation ceremonies, sports days and a whole lot more.

Obviously, everyone hopes that for next year’s pupils leaving primary and secondary school that the situation will be very much different and that the traditions enjoyed by so many school leavers in the UK in the past can return. However, it is worth being prepared and thinking about leavers parties now.

Virtual events

During the national lockdown, many schools came up with innovative ideas for school leavers to celebrate their time at their school, including virtual proms and graduation ceremonies. While these will never replace the real thing, they were at least a way of marking the occasion. Many pupils who were initially reluctant to take part in virtual events ended up enjoying the experience and getting on board with the occasion, with many schools also using it to fundraise.

Some pupils who were already disappointed by the way their school experience had ended believed the virtual events wouldn’t live up to expectations, but with a little bit of imagination and persuasion from friends and family, pupils from all across the country embraced the virtual events and dressed up in their party gear, prepared speeches and even enjoyed some dancing around their homes. Teachers and parents also got involved and joined in, applauding and celebrating what for many was an emotional end to their school education.

Leavers hoodies

One tradition that was still able to continue was for pupils to be able to purchase, or be presented with, a leavers hoodie and pupils leaving schools and colleges next year can also be sure of getting their leavers hoodies 2021. These mementos are worn with pride for many years and are a symbol of unity among a year group. Designs available include two-tone to zip-through and are available in sizes from junior up to adult. Leavers hoodies 2021 are available in a variety of colours for school leavers in the UK, with many opting for their school colours, or house team colours.

School leavers clothing and mugs

Other ideas for school leavers in the UK include other clothing such as T-shirts, polo shirts and rugby shirts. Schools can even order a US-style varsity jacket featuring the school logo.

There are also non-clothing items for leavers, including leavers’ mugs. These are printed using a dye-sublimation process, which ensures the design is permanent and 100% dishwasher and microwave safe. As well as the school logo, pupil names can also be printed, making it a truly special item to treasure for years to come.

Whatever 2021 brings, one thing that is certain is that thousands of school children up and down the country will be celebrating the end of their primary, secondary or college education and that deserves a souvenir, whatever the circumstances.