Senior Boys’ Boarding Update: 6 February 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. I was amazed at how fast Ben and Jerry’s ice cream can be consumed! Joe and JH began work on their homemade drone, drilling, hammering and soldering away for much of the day.

On Sunday, Fahed took the train to Falmouth to play rugby, coach Mr Laity informs me that he was a standout man of the match in a losing side. Our Sunday activity saw us take the train to Penzance to watch the Cornish Pirates rugby team play London Scottish. Cornwall has a rich rugby history and the Pirates play in the Championship – just one league below the Premiership. The train ride itself was a lovely opportunity to admire the Cornish countryside and take in such sights as St Michael’s Mount. For many of the boys it was a first opportunity to enjoy a live rugby match and I think several were surprised at the size of the players and the power of the collisions. Unfortunately, in order to get back for dinner, we had to leave the match 5 minutes early with the Pirates behind and looking certain to lose. Typically we missed an amazing comeback that saw the Pirates win by a single point! With a good bit of walking at either end of the journey, Sunday evening was a quiet opportunity to prepare for the final week of this half term. We wish the boys an enjoyable and restful break.