Bardwell bids goodbye to pupils

Bardwell School,Bicester.Farewell to Dexter Asiedu after 17 years.Dexter with his mum Janice Asiedu,behind him,head Chris Hughes,back left,brother Ethane Asiedu on his left and his teachers.'120717M-E045
Bardwell School,Bicester.Farewell to Dexter Asiedu after 17 years.Dexter with his mum Janice Asiedu,behind him,head Chris Hughes,back left,brother Ethane Asiedu on his left and his teachers.'120717M-E045

BARDWELL School said a fond farewell to a pupil who has been with them for 17 years on Tuesday.

Dexter Asiedu, 19, who has complex health needs after being born 10 weeks prematurely, stunned guests at the Bardwell leavers’ party by walking unaided for the first time in many years.

His mum, Janice Asiedu, said: “The party was absolutely fantastic and had everybody in tears.

“He hasn’t walked in 10 years, but he undid his seatbelt, stood up and came and sat on my knee.

“The teacher brought his walking frame in and he just went, with a great big smile on his face.”

Headteacher Chris Hughes said: “Dexter’s school life began at Bardwell when he was two-and-a-half.

“He always has such charisma and is very much a people person.

“Staff remember his cheeky character, ranging from lunchtime laughs to his various Shakespearean roles in costumed productions.”

She wished Dexter and fellow school leavers Craig and Mark all the very best as they move on.