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Chinese New Year Celebrations

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St Ed’s boarders had a party to celebrate the incoming Chinese New Year – the Year of the Rooster. Dumplings and Karaoke and a wonderful Chinese meal provided by our catering staff.

30 January 2017

 

 

Happy Birthday!

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The boarders enjoyed a delicious chocolate cake made by the girls to celebrate Hamza reaching 18 years of age.

18 January 2017

Fun in the snow

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Prep was a casualty of the heavy snowfall this evening. An exhilarating evening of play on the cricket pitch followed by hot chocolate and cookies before bedtime.

12 January 2017

The Christmas Ball

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With mock examinations finished and the end of term drifting ever closer it was definitely time for a party! This year we decided to hold the Christmas Ball in the stately Dining Hall – early tea and rushed preparations by Miss Florence and her team ensured we were ready to go on time. Canapes in the Owen flat prepared by the Leith’s students started proceedings, with Max’s band proving extremely popular (and thank you to Mr Millard for showing us his hidden musical talents!). The Snow Machine was a great success and the pizza provided energy to keep the dancing going until late into the evening. A great end to a superb term in boarding.

20 December 2016

 

Christmas craft

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The boys were making pompoms for Christmas decorations during the Christmas craft sessions held on Mondays and Wednesdays 16.30-18.00. On this occasion there were M5/U5 boys but all are welcome if they can fit it in between play rehearsals, sporting fixtures and any of the many extra-curricular activities our boarders enjoy.

7 December 2016

 

Christmas has arrived

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Christmas has arrived for the boarders! This weekend some of our German students spent Sunday afternoon baking traditional Christmas cookies. The biscuits were very impressive…as was the festive singing!

Later, in the evening, all the borders were surprised by the delivery of two rather large Christmas trees that they set about decorating. Lubu and Hannah did a great job at putting on a party whilst all this happened. The common rooms are now definitely ready for Christmas!

5 December 2016

Go Karting

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On Saturday afternoon 25 boarders wrapped up warmly and boarded the minibuses for the short journey to Bayford Meadows Go Karting Centre at Sittingbourne. On arrival we were met by the owner and taken to the briefing room and given a full brief on what to expect on the track. We were then split into two groups; under and over 16s.  The boarders collected their suits, gloves and helmets, and were lead to the track. Full of excitement and anticipation, the first group lined up and was ready to race.  Each driver had 30 minutes on the track and there was some really good racing. Watch out Lewis Hamilton!

After the karting there was time to grab a hot chocolate before heading back to school. A great afternoon had by all.

7 November 2016

Birthday celebrations in Gorsefield House

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The Gorsefield boys enjoyed a delicious birthday cake made by Mrs French, as part of our belated birthday celebrations for one of our flexi boarders, Marcus.  We all sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to Marcus before everyone tucked in to cake and treats.

A great way to end a brilliant first term with the Gorsefield boys.

14 October 2016

 

Spa night for the girls

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On Friday night, 20 boarders – from all year groups in the Senior School – hopped onto a minibus and made the short journey to Ms Selmon’s house for an evening of relaxation and pampering. manicures, magazines, make-up and Mini Magnums were plentiful and everyone had a wonderful evening. Many thanks go to Ms Selmon for being such a generous and welcoming host.

8 October 2016

Exeat weekend for Junior Boarding

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This weekend four boys from Junior School stayed for the exeat.  On Friday evening the boys got settled into their new room and then played table tennis in the common room and watched some television.

The boys were taken to Paulos Circus in Ramsgate on Saturday afternoon with Mr and Mrs French and their two boys. They all had a fabulous time at the circus with candy floss, popcorn and a refreshing drink followed by ice cream on the way back to school.

On Sunday afternoon the boys were collected and taken over to Gorsefield to have a Fifa competition and also watch a film, Mrs French also made them some delicious cakes.

What a superb weekend!

24 & 25th September