Sheffield congregation

After Durham and Jack’s graduation we spent a week on the boat travelling down to the River Soar at Loughborough, before making a rushed trip home to sort out the house. We also managed to fit in two trips to Glastonbury and enjoyed a production of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ in the Abbey, performed by Castle Theatre Company.

 We then headed back north to Sheffield for our next family celebration, Polly’s graduation. We arrived at our accomodation in Sheffield meeting up with my mum ready for the graduation ceremony the next day. We enjoyed a meal together, followed by card games. ‘Knock out whist’ and ‘chase the lady’ being the two selected games before calling it a day.

Thursday morning arrived bright and sunny and Polly’s wish was for a walk on the edge of the Peak District before heading back for the ceremony in the afternoon. We had a lovely walk, over very up and down beautiful countryside. A glorious walk in fantastic scenery.

After a quick tea shop stop we made our way back into Sheffield, in time for a spot of lunch and to get ready. We soon found ourselves down by the University surrounded by loads of other Graduands. It was a lovely sunny afternoon and the atmosphere was of great excitement as everyone met up having not seen each other since their exams about a month ago. We soon went into the auditorium  ready for the ceremony. The Octagon building is a beautiful location for the Congregation as the shape of the building allowed a great view from all the seats. The ceremony was lovely and we proudly watched Polly receive her degree alongside her peers. It was a very proud moment to see her confirmed with her BSC (Hons) in Molecular Biology. A fabulous time. After the ceremony we went back out in the sun and enjoyed being together and capturing photos of the occasion outside of Firth Court and in the courtyard.

We finished our celebratory day by enjoying a lovely meal out together and toasting Polly’s successs. A fantastic day and such a brilliant achievement.


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