Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Sixteen Going On Seventeen

Happy birthday to my darling Eleanor.


No longer sweet sixteen, seventeen today.


She's spending her birthday in school but she's going out in to Leeds tonight for a meal with her friends to celebrate.


The above photos were taken last week. She went on a residential trip to Leeds Beckett University from Wednesday until Saturday and had a brilliant time. Those who attended were split in to four groups according to what they're interested in studying at university and then they got to choose from a number of workshops in the field they're interested in. Eleanor took workshops on Molecular Biology, Physiology and Physiology of Pain and Clinical Skills. In the evenings they did team building activities as well as having a barbecue on the first night, went in to Leeds City Centre for a meal and to the cinema on the second night and spent the third night in the student union building having a meal and disco. They also had photos taken, complete with props, in a photo booth. I've cropped the above photos but she was with lots of new friends she made, many of which she's keeping in touch with, which is nice.

She had a wonderful time and loved the whole university experience. I think she got a lot out of the residential.

Happy birthday, Eleanor. I hope you have a wonderful birthday.

21 comments:

  1. Happy birthday Eleanor, I hope you have a lovely day x

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  2. Hope Eleanor has a super day.

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  3. Many happy returns to Eleanor! Have a lovely day :-)
    The residential sounds informative and lots of fun, what great pictures! xx

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  4. Happy birthday, it's a day I never forget, xxx

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  5. Many happy birthday wishes sent to Eleanor from us all here down South.
    I hope she has a great day.
    The photos look like a lot of fun was being had, I'm glad the trip was such a success for her.
    Lisa x

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  6. Happy birthday to Eleanor. You must be right proud of her. Flighty xx

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  7. They grown up so quickly, she looks beautiful.

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  8. Great photo's and I love those hats!
    It sounds as if she had a great time, and I love her choice of subjects. If I'm not being too nosey? Has Eleanor decided which University she may wish to attend?

    Most importantly Many Happy Birthday Wishes Eleanor

    All the best Jan

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    1. She's looked round three universities so far but still has quite a few open days to attend so she hasn't made up her mind yet. She's wanting to study Biomedical Science but only made up her mind after she'd started her A levels. Had she known before, she would have taken Chemistry along with Biology as it's a requirement at most universities so her choice of which university to apply to is somewhat limited because of this, however, there are some which will take her without. Her other option would be to take Chemistry after her A levels and before she applies to university or to take a foundation course but I don't think she's keen on either of these ideas.

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    2. How exciting for her! That's a tough course she's interested in.

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    3. Hi Jo ... just read your reply, thank you. That does sound quite a tough course, but it's obviously one she is very interested in. Whatever she decides to do I wish her good luck with her continued studies, and choice of University.

      Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

      All the best Jan

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  9. Happy Birthday to Eleanor. My nephew graduated yesterday, they grow so quickly :-)

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  10. Happy birthday Eleanor. Enjoy,
    xx

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  11. Happy birthday, Eleanor. Have a great day! :o)

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  12. Happy birthday Eleanor! And good luck in the year ahead!

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  13. Happy Birthday Eleanor. Hope you had a lovely day. Take care.

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  14. Happy birthday to Eleanor! You'll have the fun of driving lessons next! ;-) xx

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  15. Happy Birthday Eleanor! She looks great in those photos!! Jx

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  16. Happy birthday to her. And good luck to all her university experience. :)

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  17. Eleanor's asked me to thank you all for all your lovely birthday wishes. She had a really good birthday and enjoyed her night out.

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