Recently most of our Year 6 children returned from their residential trip to Thurston. Nestled in the foothills around Coniston Waters, the setting was idyllic and ideal for a wide range of outdoor pursuits. From caving to canoeing, ghyl-scrambling to mountaineering, everyone thoroughly enjoyed the activities. The children had fantastic ‘can do’ attitudes, throwing themselves (sometimes literally) into whatever they’d been challenged with. Laughter resounded around ‘The Barn’ in the evenings as everyone unwound after each busy day. The behaviour was exemplary; the smiles constant. Parents might also be interested to know that all of the children made their own beds everyday! Everyone who went learned a lot and gained memories that will last a lifetime.