Wow…where have the last four days gone?
Welcome to the first Pentreve House blog of the academic year.
The induction programme kicked off on Thursday with our new boarders arriving from far and wide. This year Pentreve House, which was refurbished and converted from a boys boarding to a girls boarding house over the Summer, will now be home to a number of new faces and a couple of old ones. With girls from Germany, Hong Kong, China, Spain and of course the UK there will certainly be a cosmopolitan feel to the house. We welcome four third year boarders in Anne, Amy, Victoria and Stephanie. Into the fourth year we have Tung Tung, Anson, and Helena and Caroline, Lena and Cherry complete the Pentreve family. For those unable to accompany their daughters to the house on Thursday the pictures below should give you a feel for what the house looks like and what the girls have all been up to!
Over the course of the first couple of days the girls, and indeed the entire boarding community, followed an extensive induction programme that saw them familiarising with the school and wider Truro area. They have experienced taster sessions in the Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre, playing badminton, basketball, squash and table tennis. The medical centre has been visited, a fencing taster session, led by one of the GB Fencing coaches was enjoyed on Saturday and on Sunday, after church for Anson, Tung Tung and Stephanie, the entire boarding community descended on Oasis Aqua Park, at Hendra campsite in Newquay. Uniforms have been purchased and labelled, pizza has been enjoyed and the girls have settled in really well.
On Sunday evening after the welcome BBQ they posed for a couple of house photos, did one final uniform check and then had an early night in preparation for the first day of school.
School started properly on Monday morning and this could only mean one thing…UNIFORM mug shots. The girls, looking incredibly smart, dutifully posed and then headed off up the hill for breakfast.
Now…with one full school day under their belts, the girls are fully into the swing of school life. They have experienced their first, in most cases, whole school service at the Methodist Church in the city centre and their first evening of prep in the library.
Tomorrow will be a full day of academic lessons and then gym inductions at the Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre, the five million pound sports centre that was opened by Sir Ben Ainslie himself in 2014.
I hope you have enjoyed our first blog of the year, log on next Sunday to find out what the girls have been up to with Miss Hope (Assistant Housemistress)…if the weather stays dry the girls are hoping to cycle the Camel Trail from Wadebridge to Padstow, the home of the famous Rick Stein’s fish and chips.
Mrs Sarah Mulready (Housemistress, Junior Girl’s Boarding)