From the Head of Boys’ Boarding (Mr.Gavin Terry):
The final few weeks of the academic year in boarding have been as action packed as the first few weeks were all the way back in August. We had a large number of our boarders involved in the school production of The Jungle Book, which was a fantastic success. Our boarders have also been busy on different activities for Round Square Week, including a trip to Laos and the Year 10 Outdoor Education trip. Our boarders also took on our school staff in a ‘friendly’ game of rounders, with lots of students and staff getting involved in the fun. The staff eventually came out on top, but we hope a rematch can be arranged early in the start of next term.
All the staff in boarding would like to thank our students for their contributions and participation over the last year. We wish them a happy and relaxing holiday, and we look forward to welcoming them back in August for the start of another action packed year.
From the Head of Girls’ Boarding (Ms.Anna Croucher):
Its been a busy and eventful end of term 3. In addition to many wrapping up their exams there has also been a range of fun activities and events at the school that has see the academic year out brilliantly.
There was an amazing production of Jungle book with a 100 plus strong cast and active participation of boarders of all ages.
Last week during Round Square week, there was a range of activities that embraced the Round square principles through skill exchange, work project, community service and adventure. This included a wide variety of activities including helping locally based organisation and travelling abroad to Laos.
There was a nail biting in-house rounders game between staff and boarders, with the staff scraping a win on points, however the boarders showing immense determination along with great batting and fielding skills; they gave some tough competition, who knows what the score will be next time!
Last weekend a team of boarders attended the Neon colour night run. A 5km race that involved getting messy whilst keeping fit.
Its also been my first 3 weeks in post as head of girls boarding and I can honestly say what a pleasure it has been. The girls and team are amazing and everyone has made me feel so welcome. I have taken part in activities that i haven’t done for years and have really enjoyed getting to know all the girls.
We all look forward to the next school year and what it holds after the well deserved break for the boarders.