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.