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Date Posted... Jan 14th 2019

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Senior Girls' Boarding Blog: 14 January 2019

Welcome to the first Malvern house blog of 2019!

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year break; all the girls certainly seem to have had a lovely festive time at home and have returned well ready to take on the busy term lying ahead. The first week of term has flown by, and it seems crazy that this time last week the girls were only just returning from their holiday. It is lovely to have them back and have the house full of activity again.

For our lovely Lower Sixth girls, the first week back of term meant (less lovely) mock exams. They have been hard at work and were very pleased to have finished them all on Friday. Well done girls, I hope you have enjoyed a well-deserved rest this weekend.

On Tuesday, the 5th Year girls get their first taste of life as Sixth Form students at Truro, at the Sixth Form taster day. This meant leaving the school uniforms behind for the day as they donned their best business smart outfits, enjoyed sessions in their chosen AS level subjects, and got free use of the Sixth Form centre for the day. The girls all seemed to enjoy the day very much, and had very positive things to say about what they had learnt. I am sure they were less pleased to be back in uniforms on Wednesday morning…not long to go now girls!

By Thursday all our Malvern girls were back and settled back in, with Kristina arriving on Wednesday and the house was back to full volume!

Before we could catch a breath, the first week of term was drawing to a close and it was off to ‘Star Glazers’ in Falmouth with the Pentreve girls to paint pottery and enjoy the café after exploring Falmouth town. It was a lovely moment to unwind and be creative together and the girls all had a brilliant relaxing time. Both Miss Naylor and the staff at Star Glazers were amazed (and somewhat envious) at how creative and talented the girls are. The pieces they painted looked brilliant even before they are glazed and fired. I’m very much looking forward to seeing the finished products when they are ready to be collected.

Jemma arranged Saturday evening’s snacks and social this week, coordinating a chocolate fondue evening (despite being at home for the weekend!). Miss Naylor bought Tesco out of dairy milk and berries, and Hannah took charge as head chef when the fondue was set up. Thanks to Mrs Mulready for lending the girls her fondue sets, it was a lovely evening and a quiet night afterwards as the sugar comas set in! I hope giving up chocolate wasn’t anyone’s new years resolution!

Sunday saw Amy and Amelia hard at work in the Burrell, preparing for their GCSE drama exams on Tuesday week. Best of luck to them both, and I hope the second week of term is as successful and enjoyable as the first.