The first full week back after the Easter break has seen daily beautiful blue skies and sunshine. Although a little cold, it has been so nice to be outside in the sun.
The girls have had a busy week of studying hard and are back into the full swing of extra-curricular activities. This term the girls are enjoying a range of activities including digital photography, cookery, rounders, sailing and fencing.
As this weekend was a bank holiday a few of the girls took the opportunity to go home or to guardians. After a busy week we started the weekend with a nice relaxing evening on Friday, followed by our usual Saturday morning brunch. Angie, Freya, Leora and Rosie then decided to pop into town to enjoy the shops now the lockdown restrictions have eased a little. In the afternoon we headed up to the Cookery school to create a delicious feast of lamb burgers with tzatziki and chicken drumsticks marinated in soy, honey, garlic, ginger and chilli….all ready to cook on the BBQ later. An amazing array of side dishes were also prepared to accompany the meats. We had tomato, mozzarella and basil salad, potato, chive and mustard salad and an orange and watercress salad with a mint and chilli dressing. In case that wasn’t enough we also made dessert! Good old chocolate brownie and lemon cheesecake mmm!
Again, making the most of the restrictions easing we were able to meet in our lovely garden with the junior boys to share the earlier prepared feast. Although we had a huge amount of food, it’s safe to say it didn’t take long to be devoured and was followed by an impromptu game of French cricket. It really is a delight to see the boarders able to start socialising with each other again.
Sunday was to be ‘the best day of the week’ as we headed off, along with all the other boarders for a day of fun and thrills at Cornwall’s favourite theme park Flambards! It really was a treat to be able to venture a little further afield than we have managed recently due to the restrictions and spend the day enjoying the rides. Some brave souls were keen to run and join the que for rides that shot you up in the air, spun you round and upside down and others needed a little cajoling and encouragement. We were fortunate again that the sun shone for us all day long and at the end of the day we piled into the school vehicles back to Truro for a yummy supper of scampi and chips which everyone was ready for.
Sunday evening was spent in a more relaxed fashion, owing to the bank holiday and no school the following day! Instead of the normal preparations for the week ahead we were allowed a lovely chilled evening of relaxing with some TV and finishing the leftover desserts from the BBQ feast and laughing at stories of the looks on each other’s faces whilst on the very scariest ride!
On Monday morning Mrs Fiol took over and with the weather having taken a turn for the worse with rain and strong winds the day was spent in a much more relaxed, hibernation-type fashion!
Next weekend the girls will experience Cornwall at it’s finest with a surfing lesson!
Mrs Justine Howe (Resident Tutor)