Miss H Wilson
Thurston, Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk IP31 3PB
"Stuttgart, Ulm, Wackelwald, possibly Weishaupt were the best trips because they were all interesting and fun. Blaubeuren and Blautopf should also be offered next year. All the trips should be offered again next year!"
"The weekend trips with the family were amazing."
Students' comments: Thurston & Schwendi German Exchange 2013
Our visit from the Multi Story Theatre Company last week was hugely successful, with Drama students from Years 9-13 participating in workshops where they explored the enduring power of story. The week culminated with a wonderful presentation from our talented students to a Year 9 audience on Friday morning. Congratulations to all involved.
New recruits, aspiring to achieve recognition through the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, attended an Information Evening with their parents last Wednesday where the programme for this year was launched. Students will complete a personal programme of activities in four sections; Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition. The activities and projects will not only provide much fun and excitement, students will also have the opportunity to acquire experiences, friends and talents that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
On Thursday, we were delighted to welcome approximately 60 members of the Thurston Lunch Club, a club which is open to all Thurston residents aged 55 and over. This annual event has now become a great tradition for both the Lunch Club and Thurston Community College. Our visitors were treated to a full Christmas Dinner, served by our students who then joined them while they enjoyed their meal. The after-dinner entertainment was provided by the cast of Bugsy Malone, who are eagerly anticipating the staging of their musical production next week. One very contented visitor remarked “It’s a joy to see such positive young people and for the generations to mix in this way.”
This week, we look forward to welcoming parents and carers to our second Parent and Student Evening of the year which takes place on Tuesday 3 December, from 4.30 – 7.30pm in the Sixth Form building. On Thursday, the German Exchange Celebration Evening will provide a lovely occasion for students, staff, parents and carers to reflect on the visit earlier this term to Schwendi, as part of our annual programme of exchange with students from the Max Weishaus Realschule. Finally, on Friday, we look forward to Bands Night, an evening of stimulating entertainment from a selection of musical bands, who will play in the College Auditorium, from 7.00 – 9.30pm.
Tickets are selling fast for the Year 9 and 10 production of Bugsy Malone on 10 and 11 December; booking forms are available from College Reception and the Student Payment Centre.
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