BEFORE breaking up for their festive break, youngsters at Throston Primary School looked back on a hectic year.
The Year 6 pupils at the school, in Hartlepool’s Flint Walk, have enjoyed a number of school trips, took part in creative projects in the classroom and started their preparations towards their end of year SAT exams.
The children spent time with Mail reporter Dominic Shaw and looked back on 2011. But what was the highlight?
PUPILS at Throston Primary School have had a thoroughly enjoyable 2011.
Lewis Hodgkinson, 11, said: “The best part of this year for me was when we went to Carlton Camp.
“We did something called the Leap of Faith where we were stood on a 20ft podium and had to balance, then jump off.
“Carlton was brilliant, it was good to go away with all my mates.”
Stacey Smith, 11, said: “We went to Beamish on a school trip, I think that was my highlight of this year.
“We got to go ice skating there, which was brilliant.
“Mr Atkinson, our headteacher, was excellent at it.
“I have enjoyed playing football as well in school this year.”
Jaxon Bartley, 10, looked back on a spooky going-on in school.
He said: “One morning when we came into school this year there was three huge lines on the school field, it was like a UFO had been.
“We did loads of investigations in school, which was brilliant, and got to write about it.
“We were interviewing people around the school to see if anyone had seen anything.”
Amy Wilson, 10, said: “I loved it when we went to Carlton Camp.
“One of the days we were on a forest walk and we had to crawl through some really tight tunnels. It was the first time I have done anything like that but I really enjoyed it.”
Aaron Feroz, 11, said: “Beamish was the best day this year, that was really fun.
“I really liked seeing what schools were like years and years ago, they are so different to how they are now.
“It was the first time I have been to Beamish.”
Evie Andrews, 10, said: “2011 has been a really good year.
“Carlton was brilliant, I miss it there but I don’t miss the really hard hikes we had to go on.
“All of our school trips have been good. I have enjoyed the start to year 6 as well.”