Junior Boys’ Boarding Update: June 2017

It was congratulations to Morgan and Hector who celebrated their Birthdays during the half term break. A rather large chocolate cake was enjoyed by the boys.

Poltisco shed a tear for Toony who moved into the senior boarding house early this week. As part of the continuity of a junior boarder into a senior boarder the 4th year students will be leaving over the next few weeks to move into Trennick.

This will give them a taste of what to expect in September when they return to the senior boys’ house. The opportunity to get settled into senior boarding life will be created after a large number of 5th and upper 6th students will leave school after their exams.

The junior internal school exams will be taking place next week. On Friday the boys were encouraged to create an exam revision timetable for the weekend and the week ahead. There have been some very colourful creations. I was also pleased to see the boys settle down to some revision during the evening and also over the weekend.

This week’s outing took place on Saturday. All boarding houses went to one of the largest agricultural shows in the South on England, ‘The Royal Cornwall Show’.
The weather was a typical Cornish summers day, plenty of liquid sunshine, however the students loved seeing what was on offer. They enjoyed the many food marquees and shows, there was a fair, hundreds of stands and displays. In the main arena there were many different events. Show jumping, stunt riders, and there was even a synchronised tractor display. But the main area of interest was the animals. The boarders loved seeing a range of different creatures, from the dog show, rabbits, farmyard animals, llamas to the ton and a half bulls! A very enjoyable time and a great day out.

After a house meeting with the boys some months ago they requested to be allowed access online from the schools network to play online games. With the many safeguarding issues concerned this was just not an option. What I did offer was the possibility of their very own local network where they can play against the other Poltiso boarders. This would not be connected to the schools network or any external connections but I would create a platform for the boys to play ‘in house’. On Sunday afternoon the first games took place with Trevor being the victor.

There are a myriad of educational games and challenges that are in the public domain that the boys will have access to.

The boarders will be taking part in the Rainbow Run on the penultimate weekend of the term. Children’s Hospice Southwest is a charity we have supported as a community for the last three years and this year is no exception. On Sunday 25th May the boarding community, clad out in bright white t-shirts, will descend on RAF St Mawgan’s Rainbow Run. The boarders will run, jog, walk or cartwheel the 5km whilst being pelted with powder paint.  If you would like to sponsor us please follow the link below and remember to leave us a message of support!

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Truro-School-Boarders