Our daughter has thrived on all of the extra challenges that Thurston Community College has been able to offer her over the last 2 years.
Co-Curricular French, Young Enterprise, Duke of Edinburgh and many more, which I am sure will continue to contribute to her reaching her full potential, both academically and personally whilst she is at the College.
We appreciate that many of these things rely on staff going that extra mile beyond being a member of staff and we would like to pass on our thanks to the whole team.
Parent of a Year 10 and Year 8 student
24 June 2016
Last Monday, I attended Suffolk County Council’s Raising the Bar Awards for 2016, at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds. Councillor Gordon Jones, Cabinet member for Children’s Services, Education and Skills, described the awards as: “a celebration of excellence in Suffolk education and a chance to recognise the inspirational work happening in schools and settings across the county.”
Already proud to have three finalists from our community, you can imagine our delight when two of those finalists were selected as the overall winners in their categories, chosen by a panel of expert judges from hundreds of award nominations from schools across Suffolk. Enormous congratulations to Gemma Woodhouse in Year 12, who was named “Inspirational Young Person, Post 16” and to Lucie Rush, Inclusion Coordinator, who was awarded “Support Staff of the Year”. Lucie’s response to her tremendous achievement was: “I feel very humbled and completely overwhelmed to receive this award. I still am a little lost for words! All I can say is how much I love my job and I couldn’t do it without so many of the wonderful staff at Thurston Community College.”
On Thursday afternoon, we were pleased to welcome 25 Year 6 students and their parents from out-of-catchment schools. The students and parents undertook a full tour of lessons taking place on the Thurston Campus, reporting on how impressed they had been with our facilities and how excited they were to be joining us in September. The students were treated to taster lessons in History and Modern Foreign Languages. In the words of one parent: “Thank you so much for organising this event especially for us. My son enjoyed his visit and is really looking forward to the transition days next month.”
Finally, I would like to congratulate four students in Year 8, Aidan Humphrey, Fraser Sadler, Daniel Cole and Max Berry, who have been crowned as Suffolk U13 Tennis Champions! Mr Lewis, Head of PE said: “I am ecstatic with this result, especially as this is a competition dominated by schools in the Private Sector. This victory further demonstrates our commitment to and excellence in a wide range of sports.”
Have a great week!