Junior Girls’ Boarding Update: 26 June 2017

This week has been busy and we have been treated to some glorious sunshine too.

Following last weeks internal exams the girls have been receiving exam results this week; it has been an anxious time for all of the girls but I know that, in the most part, they could not have done more and I am very proud of them.

Exam results aside, the girls have had a fairly relaxed week in terms of prep. On Wednesday we had our last boarders Chapel Service of the year and it was great to see all the boarding houses come together. The Rev. delivered a lovely service, celebrating all that had been achieved over the course of the year and calling us to reflect and be thankful to those people that help, support and make our lives as privileged as they are. After the service we headed down to the Pentreve garden for a BBQ where sausages, burgers, badminton, rugby and volleyball were all enjoyed. Thanks go to Mr Mulready and Mrs Copeland for the cooking

On Thursday Cherry, with all of her GCSE exams over (YAY!), enjoyed the 5th Year Thanks Giving Service and BBQ. In the evening, and dressed in her finest, she joined the other’s in her year group at the 5th Year Ball at the Falmouth Hotel. I am sure you will agree that Cherry looked divine and she certainly deserved an evening celebrating all that she has achieved over the last two years with us.

In other news and on the same night as the ball, Cherry was recognised for her talent in the fine arts when she won first prize in the CREATE ED Art Awards at Falmouth University for her Fine Art Submission. Obviously, due to the clash with the ball, Cherry was not able to receive her award in person but the Art department have it and are waiting to award it to her this week!

On Friday evening after supper, we went as a house to watch and support the houses budding actresses, Amy and Anson, in the Junior Play, the Odyssey. Mr Oldfield, Director of Drama, and his team did not disappoint and it was great to see so many junior students take to the stage in the Burrell Theatre.

Saturday was to be quiet day for all and the girls made the most of lie-ins, started the packing process, and visited town and Tesco’s. Cherry went for a swim and the house facilities were enjoyed. In the evening the usual pizza, nachos and chicken was enjoyed and the girls watched a DVD together. Sofia, in light of it being World Handstand Day (who would have known) spent some time perfecting her technique in the common room.

On Sunday morning the girls were woken up early and after a quick breakfast we boarded the coach for the annual Rainbow Run at RAF St Mawgan. On arrival at the now disused air base and having changed into their bright white t-shirts on route, the excited boarders and boarding staff headed to the registration tent. Before we knew it the claxton had sounded and we were off. A mixture of running, jogging, walking, skipping and cartwheeling followed and it will suffice to say that much fun was had at the paint stations; a number of boarders took competing for the ‘most paint coverage’ award very seriously indeed. The following pictures should give you a flavour of the event.

As you know the Rainbow Run event is organised by a local charity that we as a boarding community have been supporting for the last three years. So far, and thank you to those of you that have already donated, we have raised £125 of the £250 target. If you would like to sponsor us you can still do so by clicking on the following link https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/truro-school-boarders.

Looking ahead to the last two weeks of term, I am looking forward to receiving the girls end of year reports and will of course be looking at their grades and numbers very carefully with a view to setting targets for next year.

Tuesday is Sports Day and the entire school will be off timetable and up on the school fields for the day. With events such as the 100m sprint, the 800m, long jump, high jump, shot put and discus the girls will surely find their niche. They may even get to goggle at their housemistress when she attempts to bring the baton home for Wickett House in the climax of the whole day, the staff race!

Next weekend we have the Aqua Park at Retallack Resort and the leaving BBQ on the final Sunday of term to look forward to. World Aims will take precedent in the final week of the term when the girls will be off timetable and enjoying different activities in their Sports House groupings.

Make sure you read next weekend’s blog to find out all about sports day and the last weekend of term!

Mrs Sarah Mulready: Housemistress, Pentreve House (Junior Girls’ Boarding)