This is the time of year when many children are leaving secondary school.  Some will go on to further education, some will start work. It is a time of change which is both sad and exciting at the same time.

Last week my son left school. It seems like only yesterday it was his first day at school. He stood in the hall in his uniform ready to go, both excited and scared. It is hard to believe that he has come to the end of his time at his Secondary school.

The school gave the leavers a great send-off. They went out for lunch at a Chinese restaurant and afterwards they had the leaving assembly. We went along to this to see him get his Record of Achievement. The head teacher said a few words about each student before they sent up to receive their files.  It was both a proud and sad moment. Next year he is going to college and is looking forward to that challenge.

A gift for school leavers from GiftsOnline4U

My sons time at secondary school has been a mix of both proud moments and difficult things to deal with. This is probably the same for the parents of any teenager. Most recently he made us really proud when he won a gold medal in the East of Scotland disability games for judo. As a result of this he is taking part in the Sheffield Special Olympics in the summer.

GiftsOnline4U have a range of over  4,500 personalised gifts for all occasions. They are an online gift shop who create and manufacture 99% of their personalised gifts in-house in Lincolnshire.  They also have an exlusive collection of personalised alcohol gifts with pewter labels which provide a luxurious finish.

If you are looking for a gift for school leavers you will get plenty of ideas on their site. To mark the fact he is moving towards adult life we chose to get my son an engraved watch. This will be useful for him for years to come. We could also get a message engraved on the back of the watch for him.

Personalised watch from GiftsOnline4U

Choosing a personalised watch

GiftsOnline4U have a great range of watches to choose from. As well as wrist watches in a range of different styles they also do old fashioned pocket watches. These beautifully engraved pieces would make a great retirement gift. For my son we chose a wrist watch with a sporty design. It has a contemporary modern style which is perfect for a teenage boy.

Personalised watch from GiftsOnline4U

Ordering the watch was easy. You choose which colour you want, black or white. There is then the option to get a message on the back. You can have five lines of 18 characters and can choose between five styles of font. When you order you can also choose a gift bag and a card to really personalise the gift.

The watch came quickly and we were able to present it to my son after his school leaving assembly. He was really happy to receive it. The engraving on the back was a special touch which he loved.  It was a lovely way to mark a special moment in his life and to remove some of the sadness that leaving school brings. The watch is really well made and should last him for years to come.

Engraving on the back of the personalised watch

Now we just need to wait and see what the coming years bring. First we have a long summer to enjoy.

Are your children leaving school this year? Did your school do anything special to mark the event? Let me know below.

I was sent the watch in return for an honest review. I did not have to say anything nice and my opinions are my own.

 

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