Boarding Blog

Saturday relaxation

After a busy week at school the senior boarders had a relaxing day on Saturday.  Some enjoyed ‘retail therapy’ when they took the minibus to Bluewater, one of Europe’s largest shopping centres, with Mrs Lea.  Others relaxed in the kitchen sharing cooking skills.

Flip Out, Chocolate & Karaoke

This weekend the School House boarders had a great morning at Flip Out in Ashford, This is a trampoline centre with floor to wall trampolines and everyone had such a fun time. Later on that evening after Mrs French had prepared strawberries, bananas and marshmallows ready for the chocolate fountain. The children were very eager to get dipping, as you will see from the picture I think Mr French had quickly sneaked in his son, Kaden.

After everything was eaten and cleared away it was time for Saturday evening Karaoke. To start with Mr French sang a lovey version of ‘Perfect’ ( Well he thought it was perfect The children thought otherwise!).

A great Saturday for everyone in School House.

 

Saturday on the slopes

On Saturday the boarders were collected by Mrs Bradley and Mrs Thyssen at 9am sharp ready for the boarders’ trip to Chatham Ski Centre. Once the boarders arrived they were all given a safety brief on the activities. First on the list was tubing which the boarders really enjoyed as they climbed into their rubber ring and then had races to the bottom of the slope. Second on the list was tobogganing. Chatham has the longest tobogganing track in the UK and the children loved winding their way down the 750 metre track with just the brake to stop them.

Back at School House, it was time to hear the stories of their fabulous, fun morning on the slopes.

 

House Line

Every Thursday after dinner all the boarders congregate in the Girls’ Common Room for the weekly boarders line. Information is dissimulated and boarders have the opportunity to make general comments and requests. The meetings are lively and relaxed and a wonderful opportuniy for the entire boarding community to gather together.

Team building for School House boarders

What a great morning and afternoon had with the Year 7 & 8 boarders. After a relaxing morning we went to the tennis courts to play football tennis. Everyone got involved and had lots of fun.

We then ate lunch in the Dining Hall and had some down time before heading back outside but this time it was for team building tasks. This was a really good opportunity for me to get to know all the boarders in School House and I was very pleased that they all joined in and had a great time.

After more football tennis everyone was ready to return to our lounge for the grand Mario Kart competition!

A brilliant start to the term for School House.