Junior Boys’ Boarding Update – 30 April 2016

It’s May!!! Quite how it is May I am unsure but it is definitely May and the spring term is in full swing…time is flying.

Friday, 3.45pm, was meet with more excitement than usual this week and the boys certainly couldn’t complain about the array of activities that lay before them; we planned to fill the three day weekend and make the most of the bank holiday Monday off school.

On Friday evening the usual trips to town before supper were enjoyed. Cam, Hector, James and Will departed for home and the remaining boys settled in for the long weekend. After a hearty chicken or sausage roll supper the boys completed an hour of prep before making use of the SBASC and house facilities.

On Saturday Philipp headed off for a weekend of cycling, lunching and walking whilst the rest of us headed up the hill for brunch. Town for some shopping was then the order of play before Miss Nineham, one of Pentreve’s visiting tutors, and a secret yet avid Marvel fan, took the boys (all bar Anthony) to the cinema to watch the latest release, Captain America, Civil War. Much popcorn and sweets were enjoyed and the film was reported to be very, very good. I think they might be lining up the next trip Miss Nineham… thank you very much!

Saturday evening saw some new games being played. It was Jenga and UNO in the common room and then some American football in the garden. Meanwhile I fired up the pizza over and the usual rounds of pizza, followed by pizza and more pizza, oh and some chicken, were polished off in super quick time. Later nights were taken advantage of and the boys went to bed looking forward to the main event of the weekend…the FlowRider at Retallack Resorts.

Once again Sunday morning saw the boys lie in until 10am. At midday we headed off, with the Poltisco girls in tow, for an hour exclusive use of the FlowRider, Cornwall’s only artificially simulated wave. The boys had all, except for Alex, done this before and they quickly remembered the tips and tactics. Body boards were mastered, duals played out and some stand up surfing was managed also. The hot tub was enjoyed by all (particularly Sammy) and the boys had a great hour and a half, despite the rain!

Supper on Sunday evening was an array of meat with lamb, pork, chicken and beef on the menu; the boys were spoilt for choice. With no school to follow the next day the boys enjoyed a chilled out evening in the house, conserving energy for the whole boarding community bank holiday outing.

On Monday after a late brunch and with the rain putting a stop to the planned cycling we joined forces with Trennick for some lazer tag at Bombadinga’s in Redruth.

It was then back to the house for Cath’s Curry Night in the dining hall. The boys spent the evening preparing for the week ahead, completing homework, packing school bags and tidying their rooms. With just four days of school this week it will soon be the weekend once again…tune in to Mr Nicholas’ blog next week to find out what the boys get up to.

Mrs Sarah Mulready (Assistant Housemistress, Junior Boy’s Boarding)