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Senior Girls’ Boarding Update: 27 March 2017

March 27, 2017

This weekend was the first of the year where we had uninterrupted sunshine and it was fabulous. On Saturday all the students travelled to Crantock beach near Newquay to support the local environmental charity Surfers Against Sewage. This charity looks at clearing up and maintaining our beautiful beaches. They focus on reducing litter and sewage at beaches as well as tackling bigger global issues such as toxic waste and climate change....

Junior Girls’ Boarding Update: 27 March 2017

March 27, 2017

I don’t think we could have packed anymore in. On Friday evening the girls made their usual trip up to the Sports Centre to play some badminton. The sunshine came on Saturday and the whole boarding community came together for the annual beach clean. We all boarded the coach and travelled to Crantock Beach on the North Coast of Cornwall....

Senior Boys’ Boarding Update: 27 March 2017

March 27, 2017

It has been another busy but enjoyable week in Trennick with many activities taking place which the boys continue to be fully involved with. Fahed and Callum went to Dartmoor for the weekend to take part in a training expedition for the Silver Duke Of Edinburgh Award's Scheme. They left school after lessons on Friday and enjoyed two unbroken days of sunshine on Dartmoor. Anyone who has been onto Dartmoor will know full well that two days in a row on sunshine is a rarity so Fahed and Callum chose their weekend...

Junior Boys’ Boarding Update: 27 March 2017

March 27, 2017

This week has been a very sporting one. During the week several of the boys have been in sporting action. Looking back; Roman continues his fencing success by finishing third in a competition in Marseille which also qualified him for the French nationals in Paris during June and for a national training camp during April. The podium photo is from Gemenos...

Senior Boys’ Boarding Update: 20 March 2017

March 20, 2017

This weekend began in a busy fashion, Alec and Jozef departed on Friday night as part of Truro Schools delegation attending a Model United Nations conference in Taunton. This involved the boys researching a given country and preparing resolutions to be voted on. Jozef was highly commended for his work....

Senior Girls’ Boarding Update: 20 March 2017

March 20, 2017

Horse riding has been our weekend activity this week, which for me is really exciting not only because I love horse riding but also because I know that this activity signals the start of spring for us in boarding. The weather hasn’t unfortunately kept up with my weekend activity list but I am hoping that at least in the next two weeks we will begin to feel the warmth of the long expected...

Junior Girls’ Boarding Update: 20 March 2017

March 20, 2017

This week has been a particularly busy one with the Cornwall Music Festival in full swing. Helena has competed in no fewer than eight classes and the results have been phenomenal. First places were achieved with the Chamber Orchestra and Girls’ Choirs and she was placed 2nd in the solo violin class where she was awarded a distinction and...

Junior Boys’ Boarding Update: 20 March 2017

March 20, 2017

This weekend involved an exciting day trip out to our local ‘big city’ – Exeter. After a two hour drive up the A30 on Saturday morning out of Cornwall we arrived at our destination by the scenic docks and canal - our climbing wall was found within an old renovated storage warehouse....

Senior Boys’ Boarding Update: 13 March 2017

March 14, 2017

The theme of avoiding distractions of the phone, laptop and internet during evening prep continued this week. Mr. Jeff Kitto, the Assistant Housemaster, promoted good practice. The approach is one of education and of getting the students themselves to recognise the potential distractions and to improve self-responsibility and self-motivation in achieving the goals that they themselves have...

Junior Girls’ Boarding Update: 13 March 2017

March 13, 2017

It has been a very busy week in Pentreve with the girls fully committing themselves to their studies and co-curricular activities. On Wednesday, the 4th Year drama students, Paula and Anson, performed a scene from the play ‘Skelig’, while Helena, along with some other students performed a scene from One Man, Two Governors in the Burrell...

Junior Boys’ Boarding Update: 13 March 2017

March 13, 2017

This weekend we saw that winter has well and truly passed and Spring is here. There are numerous flowers in full bloom around the buildings and grounds of Poltisco, there was also the welcome sight of some late afternoon sun. The evenings are starting to pull out and the boys will soon be able to burn off some of their energy on the school playing...

Senior Girls’ Boarding Update: 13 March 2017

March 13, 2017

Malvern has had a relaxed weekend with the girls enjoying a leisurely lunch out at Hubbox on Saturday followed by watching a film in the local cinema. On Saturday night we joined up with the Pentreve junior girls and made fresh smoothies with their new NutriBullet. It was great to see them all together and sharing stories in the sitting...

Senior Boys’ Boarding Update: 6 March 2017

March 6, 2017

This has been another busy week for the boys of Trennick. They remain an outstanding group of students to work with who constantly impress with their commitment to and performance on the sports pitches, the music stage and the boarders’...

Senior Girls’ Boarding Update: 6 March 2017

March 6, 2017

I think that this is the first time ever in my seven years doing my job that we have had a quiet weekend, or at least I have! Me having a quiet time however, tends to indicate that the girls have been busy elsewhere, which is exactly what has...

Junior Boys’ Boarding Update: 6 March 2017

March 6, 2017

As boarding staff we believe it is our role to both educate and entertain in equal measure and this weekend’s activity allowed the boys to learn, or relearn the basics of First Aid during a long and thorough First Aid session with the girls from the Junior Girls’ House and Geoff, our First Aid...

Junior Girls’ Boarding Update: 6 March 2017

March 6, 2017

On Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday in fact, the girls enjoyed a feast of pancakes in the dining hall and then we went, as a house, to support the Junior Charity Concert in the Burrell Theatre. Each year the bar is raised and Tuesday’s concert was no exception with the vast and varying talents of our 1st – 5th year students showcased in all its glory....

Senior Girls’ Boarding Update: 27 February 2017

February 27, 2017

I hope you all had a lovely half term and enjoyed the break. The girls have come back with some great stories including Anna and Beth's surf trip where they enjoyed the waves and sunshine for the week....

Junior Girls’ Boarding Update: 27 February 2017

February 27, 2017

On Sunday the girls arrived back in quick succession, with Paula returning from a week with her sister and friend in Malpas, Truro, and Stephanie, Cherry and Victoria returned from a week with their guardians. Both myself and Mrs Mulready collected the final few from the train station....

Junior Boys’ Boarding Update: 27 February 2017

February 27, 2017

The weather did not dampen the boarder’s weekend. On Saturday morning the boys were invited to spend some time in Trennick which they really enjoyed. They were able to use all the common rooms in the senior house as well as the kitchen. Pool was also a popular choice as was the NBA 2017 on the...

Senior Boys’ Boarding Update: 6 February 2017

February 6, 2017

This weekend was a relatively quiet one in the house with thoughts turning to the half term break. On Saturday Alfie represented the Cornwall Under 16s rugby team, playing well by all accounts. Saturday evening saw the usual consumption of pizzas and chicken, with Alec organising a shopping list of "luxury food items" for all to enjoy....