October Newsletter

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Welcome to the October 2017 Thurston OEC Newsletter.

We hope you are all enjoying a fun packed Half Term Holiday.

We’ve had a busy start to the Autumn with lots of courses: school residential, self catering bookings and DofE groups on the campsite to name a few.

Of course this being the Lake District in Autumn we’ve experienced our share of rain, sometimes lots of rain! However this hasn’t dampened the enthusiasm of our groups and the upside is the lakes and rivers are nice and full and our Hydro Plant has been producing lots of energy.

Staff News

During the half term holiday we took the opportunity to take out one of our giant SUPs (Stand Up Paddleboard) for a journey along the estuary. Not only did we get to try out the capability of the SUP on moving water but it was also a fun training exercise with 7 members of staff taking part.

South Tyneside Council 2017 Darker Nights Campaign

FREE open-access activities that children, young people and families can get involved in as part of this year’s campaign.

5 a side Football Tournament on Friday 27th October 2017. 6pm – 9pm 

This will take place on the outdoor 3G pitch at Clegwell Community Association, Mountbatten Avenue, Hebburn, NE31 2QT.

5 a side Football Tournament on Friday 3rd November 2017. 6pm – 9pm 

This will take place on the outdoor 3G pitch at Temple Park Leisure Centre, John Reid Road, South Shields, NE34 8QN

To enter a team (11-14 and 15-19 age groups) please contact Chris Thompson at: chris.thompson@southtyneside.gov.uk or by telephoning: 0191 424 7845.

Coaching Matters Event. Hosted by Thurston OEC.

On Friday the 1st December 2017 we will be hosting the Coaching Matters event. All paddlesport coaches, regardless of qualification or experience, are invited to this Cumbria Coaching Matters event. This forum aims to provide an excellent opportunity to: • Participate in workshops to develop awareness and skills in coaching and safety; • Meet the CPD element of the BC Coach Update Scheme (3-year validity); • Initiate or extend cross-discipline learning; • Network, share ideas and meet other coaches;

Price: £50pp (+ £10 for the optional Safeguarding module)

More details can be found by following the link below:


Keep in Touch

Don’t forget you can keep in touch by following us on Twitter and Facebook @ThurstonOEC.

Warm regards,

The Thurston Team.