I would very much like to take the opportunity to say “farewell” to our Year 11 pupils and Year 13 students as they finish their last day of school. We could not be prouder of the maturity, resilience and strength they have shown during what has been an incredibly challenging and difficult time. We are especially proud of how well they have been working over the last few months, embracing the assessment opportunities they have had. We wish them every success for the future and, all being well, are looking forward to having the opportunity to celebrate their time at Sweyne Park with the events we have planned for later in the summer term. It has been a privilege to be their Headteacher during these testing and unprecedented times, and I would also like to thank you, as parents and carers, for all the support and understanding you have shown. I do hope the half-term break allows you all to enjoy some quality time with your friends and family.
“A hard-hitting return to Garden Heights with the story of Maverick Carter, Starr’s father, set seventeen years before the events of the award-winning The Hate U Give. With his King Lord dad in prison and his mom working two jobs, seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter helps the only way he knows how: slinging drugs.
Life’s not perfect, but he’s got everything under control.
Until he finds out he’s a father… Suddenly it’s not so easy to deal drugs and finish school with a baby dependent on him for everything.
So when he’s offered the chance to go straight, he takes it.
But when King Lord blood runs through your veins, you don’t get to just walk away.”
A powerful voice, this story will have you gripped!