Trennick Boarding – Surfing and Study

The first week of the summer term as really flown by. This term us a short one with 5 weeks both sides of half term and is very busy with public exams at GCSE, AS and A2. The school internal exams and world aims during the last week of term.

Rugby Success

During the week we welcomed Josh into flexi boarding. Tobe and OJ joined a local rugby club and the boys started to knuckle down to their academic studies as they are now in the business end of the year.
 
OJ and Tobe were selected for their first game of club rugby. They played a touring side from Bristol, both played most of the game and really enjoyed the experience. Away from sport, there were many requests to open the library throughout the weekend as most students have wanted to make the most of the quiet atmosphere to study.

Boarding on Sunday

As we arrived at Retallick Spa today, all ready to go on the surf simulating machine, it was clear that there was some hesitation amongst the boarders, a lot of them had no idea what they were about to be asked to do. They shouldn’t have been worried however, as the seven stoic Trennick boys did remarkably well riding this rather weird and unusual mechanism. Longest to stay on his feet was Killian and coming a close second was Anton.
 
Most of these boys had never surfed before so to put them on a large indoor wave and expect them to ride it was quite a challenge. All the boys managed to ride lying down, most of them were able to kneel up and probably about four of them managed to ride the wave unsupported and standing. It was a wonderful afternoon and everyone thoroughly enjoyed this rare experience, with Nakitas possibly enjoying the hot tub after the surf slightly more than the surfing itself.
 
On return to school the boys had a fantastic spread for their evening meal. Cajun Salmon fillet, BBQ spare ribs, Lamb steaks, stuffed pancakes (vegetarian) and a selection of puddings. Many of the boys had obviously built up an appetite during the afternoon with most taking the option to go back for a second helping. During the evening the Library was re-opened for those who wanted to continue to study.