Date Posted... Feb 10th 2020



Junior Boys’ Boarding Blog

This weekend coincided with the arrival of Storm Ciara from the Atlantic Ocean. Ciara brought with her extremely strong winds and driving rain, resulting in much disruption across the country. Thankfully, our activity for the weekend was still able to go ahead. We took the Poltisco and Trennick boarders to a nearby Golf Club, where they were given group lessons by PGA Professional, Matt Tucknott.

For many of our boys, this was their first attempt at Golf, and there were noticeable improvements made by everyone. Amari and Christian took to it particularly well in the driving range where we were taught and practiced our technique. However, the session finished with a competition testing who could hit their drive closest to the hole from the 1st tee (122 yards away). There were a number of good attempts, however, it was Henry who surprised us all, by hitting an enormous shot high in the air, and seemingly in the wrong direction over some large trees to the right. Unbeknownst to us (and possibly to Henry) this ball was picked up in the air by Ciara, and blown back towards the tee further down the hole, where it landed only just short of the green. An excellent example of using the elements to his advantage.

On Sunday, the boys were taken out in the storm to Truro and took shelter in the local Waffle House (many of the boys were already familiar with the place and greeted the proprietor warmly as we went in). They gave us enormous waffles and we occupied the upstairs seating area for an hour or so consuming them.

Other highlights from the week saw Henry, Sam and Christian, along with other boarders from the other houses, perform in the 4th Year GCSE concert on Monday. They all performed brilliantly in a variety of styles. Sam gave us one of his Rock Grade pieces, Henry performed along to the Electric Light Orchestra whilst Christian gave us the first part of Mozart’s famous Sonata in C. They all prepared really well for the concert and this sets them up well for their GCSE performance element. It was also lovely to see a significant amount of support, not least from the German boarding contingent who came along to watch.

For those boarders returning home, we wish them and you a happy half-term reunion. For those who are staying with families, we hope they enjoy the rest from school and come back re-energised for the second part of term.

Mr. Peter Thomson, Resident Tutor