This week’s Friday Freebie is a downloadable Graduation Certificate you can use for your upcoming graduation in your service.
Why have a graduation ceremony? It’s a great opportunity for children and their families to say goodbye and thank you. It’s also a great chance for some cute pictures of the children in their graduation gowns. Remember that we offer graduation gowns that come with caps, tassels, and charm with the current year! If you do order 5 or more graduation gowns from the Early Years Shop you also get to create your own customised graduation banner which we will send out to you for no extra charge. You also get access to our graduation certificate creator where you can create attractive customised graduation certificates for the children and their families.
Here are some thoughts on organising your graduation ceremony:
Who should come to your ceremony?
Think about how much room you have! Maybe you’ll need to limit the number of guests to 2 or 3 per child. Also see the next item on where you should hold your ceremony.
Where should you hold your ceremony?
An outdoor graduation ceremony is a lovely occasion. In Ireland it is difficult to plan for outdoor events. Consider whether it’s worth hiring a marquee for the day! If you can afford a large marquee, you’ll be prepared and you won’t have to have a contigency plan. If you are planning to hold your ceremony outside, you will need to have an indoor location as a backup!
When should you hold your graduation ceremony?
Consider that if you hold your graduation ceremony during school hours, some parents might not be able to attend! For this reason it might be better to find a good evening or Saturday for your celebration.
Graduation Certificates are nice keepsakes to remember the good times in pre-school as well as adding to the sense of commemorating the transition to big school and the sense of accomplishment. Download this free graduation certificate, print as many as you need and fill in the details, and you will be well on the way to having a great graduation this year!