For many of our boarders, this weekend was a great opportunity to relax, with most of the internal and external exams over (sorry Mars, nearly there!). Saturday saw glorious weather and a chance to get the table tennis table outside or take a stroll in to town. With a few room swaps happening, the boys had a focus on recycling and bagging up unwanted goods. Without any prompting, a box appeared labelled “Clothes for Charity”. I think this speaks volumes of the community nature and maturity of our boarders.
Sunday saw the boarding community head off for the Newquay “Rainbow Run”. This is a charity event, where people run or walk a 5km course wearing white t-shirts. At various stations around the course, they are liberally coated in powdered paints and you can see the results in the attached photos! This year, as a school we are supporting a local Children’s Hospice who provide amazing care and respite for young people and their families. We are hoping to raise £300 from the run and should you feel able to contribute, here is the Just Giving website https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/truroschoolboardersrainbowrun2019 . Impressively, Mathis came 3rd overall, not bad going for a 15 year old! Max won the award for “the most painted”!
Sunday evening saw the postponement of the planned barbecue due to poor weather, so we look forward to having this at some point in the week. Sunday evening was spent getting ready for the week ahead. Yet again, as I write this, I reflect on how proud we are of the lovely young men in our care. They give willingly of their time and effort and are a credit to you all.