On Sunday 14th October 25 boarders and 3 members of staff set off for Silver Blades ice rink in Gillingham. A great deal of fun was had by all with various skating abilities displayed on the ice. Mayowa made good use of the polar bear navigating his way around the ice. Hoffman stood out like a ‘sore thumb’ as he was the only one wearing shorts and a T shirt! A good day was had by all and more importantly the day was injury free.
This weekend was a fun-packed weekend and began with the junior boarders being taken into Canterbury to the now regular (and very popular) trip to Kaspa’s – an exciting dessert house that offer the world’s favorite hot and cold desserts under one roof, the menu boasts a mouthwatering selection of ice creams,gelatos, waffles, crepes,milkshakes,smoothies and sundaes.
In the evening all School House plus some of the Lower Fifth girls settled down for a game of ‘eyes down’ BINGO! It was a fun night with the boys and girls winning sweets and treats.
On Sunday the boarders were taken to London for a sight-seeing trip around the capital city. They day started at 9am where the children boarded the train at Canterbury West Station. After arriving at Victoria Station the group walked to Park Lane corner, after a brief stop to sample hot chocolate at the luxury department store, Harvey Nichols, and boarded an open-top bus where they were treated to a guided tour of London. Unfortunately the heavens opened; however this did not dampen spirits! They saw wonderful sights such as the London Eye, Tower Bridge and Buckingham Palace. After the tour the group walked back to Victoria Station, via Hyde Park, to return home. The boys and girls arrived back at boarding feeling thoroughly culturally enlightened, and only a little damp.
This weekend was Exeat and although many boarders spent the weekend with their families or guardians, 41 boarders chose to take advantage of the opportunity to stay at school. Those that stayed enjoyed a thoroughly relaxing time – a lie-in with late breakfast on Saturday, then into town for many and for some a day out in London. In the evening it was back to boarding with a film on the big screen and pizza and KFC and ice-cream as well as an extended bed-time! On Sunday aftrnoon a trip to dreamland in Margate with Mr and Mrs French and their son Kaden. Although the boarders stayed at school it very much did not feel that it was school!