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July 20, 2011

School’s Out : Upperthong JS parents and teachers raise £416.55 as we remember Huw’s last day at Upperthong 4 years ago

by huw15

Exactly 4 years ago today (on 20th July 2007), Huw left Upperthong Junior School after 7 very happy years.  It was Carys’ 10th birthday.  Four years later, on the last day of term (on Carys’ 14th birthday) the parents and teachers at Upperthong gave up their end of year gifts and instead asked for any money that would have been spent to be given to the Huw Thatcher Trust.  We want to say a huge thank you to the pupils, parents and teachers.

Junior and infant school is such an important part of people’s lives.  Huw felt an important identity with Junior School and the friends he made there.  It was a good 7 years for him although it got off to a difficult start – Mrs Keane had to speak to Jenny and Nick at the end of the first day as Huw had been persistently wrestling and play fighting with the other children on his first day.  Jenny and Nick spent time with Huw to make sure he knew that while physical games can be good at the right time, they can’t take place in lessons 🙂

Huw continued to enjoy physical ‘play’ all through his life – for example on the trampoline at Spring Lane, in the play ground, at the cricket club and at home with Mum, Dad and Carys.  And from what we’ve heard he didn’t restrict it to lads, but the girls also enjoyed having a laugh with Huw messing about in this way too 🙂

The pictures below are from Huw’s last day at Upperthong with his signed shirt and flowers for Mrs Piatt. 

The money raised today, will help brain injured people – the latest project for Huw’s Trust to fund is an Internet Cafe at Daniel Yorath House. 

The generosity of the teachers, parents and pupils to remember Huw, who learned so much at Upperthong between 2000 and 2007, is a tribute to their kindness as well as a tribute to the beautiful little boy who last attended that school 4 years ago.

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