Calling all Thurstoneers, your friends and family!
Well, what an amazing time we had at Thurston – it’s hard to believe in fact that it was just this time last week, we were all settled down for our final evening in the house.
It has to be said, you all did us proud – it can be a daunting process, staying away from home, especially if it’s your first time. Not to mention the activities, which for some, mean stepping further than ever beyond that cosy little place we call our ‘Comfort Zone’.
It was great to see so many smiling (if a little tired at times!) faces; you really ought to be proud of yourselves! From jumping off the jetty into Coniston Water, Canadian Canoeing/Rafting, Ghyll Scrambling (we’ve never seen so many children willing to sit in freezing cold water for the sheer fun of it, never mind opting for a ‘cold, river fresh shower’…it’s impressive!), to climbing up ‘The Bell’ and the on site trees… You all pushed yourselves, you all tried something new – our motto for the week – and you all did so with a smile on your face and encouragement of others.
We shared an amazing experience; we got to see Mrs H with Herdy hair, Miss Sanderson without her glasses on and neck deep in a Ghyll ( don’t mention the free-fall into the brambles), Mrs Coult paddling for dear life in a Canadian canoe, Mrs Coldwell jumping off the jetty, and finally Mrs Dempsie winning the tidiest teacher dorm award (it was never going to be Mrs Coult… 😉 ), but most importantly we got to see you, Thurston class of 2018 at your finest. Free-spirited, in the great outdoors, and (believe it or not parents), carrying out jobs and chores without complaining! I wonder how many of you have swept the floor and cleaned the dinner plates away since you got home? Hop to it!
We’ve uploaded pictures from the week; although they were taken in groups, some have become a little mixed up, so it has been easier just to put them altogether in one slide show. We hope you have great fun looking back over the memories you made…
From all of the year 5 staff (and Mrs Dempsie), thank you 🙂 .
For those of you who didn’t make it to Thurston, watch this space! We will be uploading some pics from your activities back at school. Thanks must also go to you all for being an amazing team for Mrs Dowens.
Well done year 5. You are awesome.