Junior Boys’ Boarding Blog: 15 October

Our last weekend of this long half term saw all the boys still in fine spirits, despite the efforts of Storm Callum and his 60mph winds hammering Cornwall this week.

Unfortunately for our 1st Years, Owen and Ben, this meant abandoning the scheduled rugby fixtures for the Saturday. However, it did not stop them attending the 1st Year Disco in the Old Sports Hall on Friday night – a highlight of every 1st and 2nd Year’s social calendar! So as not to feel left out, the 3rd Years were then invited over to Pentreve on Saturday night. They kindly helped in setting up the Girls’ games room, and spent the evening playing ‘Dance-Off’!

Meanwhile, Amari and Henry have been away to London again to compete in another international fencing competition. It being an Under 17 competition, they were up against the big boys, but came back satisfied with their performances.

During the day on Saturday, we received news that, due to adverse weather conditions, the Oyster Festival, which we were planning to attend along with the Junior Girls, had been postponed until further notice. We therefore caught a slightly later train on the Maritime Line and visited the Maritime Museum on the Discovery Quay, overlooking beautiful Falmouth harbour.

The Maritime museum had an excellent exhibition marking the centenary of the Titanic disaster, as well as a lookout point with excellent views across the town and bay.

After this, we received news that the Oyster Festival was being opened, so we gave the boys and girls some time to explore the festival, and to wander around Falmouth’s beautiful main shopping street.

To finish our day out, we were booked into Falmouth’s Pizza Express, where we all shared a very tasty meal with lovely sea view out the window.

It has been wonderful to see the two junior houses getting on so well this term, and we look forward to many similar joint trips in the weekends to come. In the meantime, we wish everyone a safe trip home, or happy stay with their guardians over the half term break.