Transition to Therfield from Year 6

  As a parent/carer of a Year 6 student joining Therfield in September, please click on the link ...

Closure Update - 2nd April

  Dear Parents & Carers, It’s strange to think that the Spring Term officially comes to an...

School Band Performance

Members of the Jazz Band had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon performing at Wates Head Office.   ...

Fox Grove - Therfield Sports Facility

We are excited to share with you that after many months of planning the Department for Education h...

  • Transition to Therfield from Year 6

  • Closure Update - 2nd April

  • Sixth Form Application Now Open

  • School Band Performance

  • Fox Grove - Therfield Sports Facility

10 excited students and 3 apprehensive staff arrived at Gatwick airport rather early Friday morning, with well packed bags and the now obligatory homemade cake, it only weighed 15.5kg this year.....

After a smooth journey Aviemore was reached and students disembarked the minibuses to go and get fitted with their boots before settling into the accommodation. The first food team got to work on the pasta bake for dinner, crampons were fitted to boots and  axes unwrapped ready for the off the next morning. Bright and early (surely not, it's a Saturday!) we drove a few miles down the road to a new venue, it was time to learn to walk in the unfamiliar stiff boots, and to spend time racing up slopes like crabs, deliberately tripping each other over (so they could self-belay with ice axes) before moving on to the 'main event', learning to ice axe arrest.  Much hilarity ( and perhaps a little too much fun) was had sliding down a slope in a variety of orientations to try and stop themselves, mastered well by all. The weather forecast had not been good, but apart from a few light snow showers we seemed to miss the worst of the weather, and everyone arrived back at the accommodation dry, for a well prepared (by students) cottage pie, and well earned sleep.

Day two was forecast to be clear but with some wind, so a longer walk was planned and the team made their way from the vehicles to the summit of Cairngorm. On route they learnt how to use their crampons, or in Miss Hobson's case - how quickly they tore your gaiters  if you got it wrong!  Mrs Pickett is used to mountains and students, but was not expecting the pace of this fit group as they made their way swiftly to the first summit, then decided that Cairngorm was well within their sights.  They arrived to the sight of a heavily rimed weather station, the heaviest the staff had ever seen it. Their descent was equally swift giving time to check kit ready for the planned snow hole expedition tomorrow.....