But really, he has only finished one stage and now must move on to another.
Scary stuff this growing-up malarkey.
To mark the occasion, The Girl baked him a batch of her finest chocolate brownies and I gave him a box of assorted teas to go alongside.
I wish I had taken a photo of the brownies, with pirate figures on top :)
It was incredibly hot in the hall. When the last person received their certificate, the cheering and stamping was as much from relief as celebration. FL definitely made the right choice - I think it would have been too much for him.
So there you go - another milestone passed.