The pupils of Cedar Lodge School in Belfast gathered together today to receive their long awaited GCSE results. They were joined by the Education Authority Chief Executive, Gavin Boyd and Ruth Bell from EA’s Children and Young People’s Services.
Speaking at the school, EA Chief Executive, Gavin Boyd said;
“It is wonderful to see so many happy faces here today. This is a proud day for each pupil, their school and for those who have supported them throughout their education so far.
I am greatly encouraged by the determination and resilience that the Cedar Lodge pupils have shown as I know some of them have faced some particular challenges throughout their educational journey.
The hard work has paid off and I am pleased to be here today to help celebrate this success. I wish each young person receiving results today all the very best, whatever they decide to do next. They should enjoy this moment."
Ruth Bell, EA Assistant Senior Education Officer, Children & Young People’s Services added;
“For many young people, GCSEs are a significant educational milestone and reflect years of hard work and commitment. For some pupils, this marks the end of their school journey and beginning of other educational and training pathways.
Behind each of the young people here today, there are people who have supported them tirelessly and I would commend everyone who has contributed to helping them achieve their goals. I wish each and every young person continued fulfilment in all that lies ahead.”