This week began with a real bang as our Sixth Form girls glammed up for the Sixth Form Christmas Ball, held at the Alverton Hotel. This was a really classy affair and as you can see from the photos here, our girls more than looked the part. They had lots of fun getting ready together, and even invited some of their day pupil friends to come and join in with all of the beautifying. After a delicious three course Christmas meal, there was much dancing done before we all boarded the minibus to return to Malvern.
Saturday was a relatively quiet day, as the girls were quite tired from a busy week, and they wanted time to get their last minute Christmas shopping done and to spend with the girls who are sadly leaving us at the end of this term: the wonderful Charlotte; Maria; and Toni. All three have been such a pleasure to have in the house this term, and we will greatly miss them. We wish them good luck as they return to Germany, Brazil and Germany respectively.
On Sunday, we joined the rest of the boarding community for our Christmas Chapel service. This is always such a lovely experience as it gives us a little time out of the mad rush of festive celebrations to take stock and be thankful for all the wonderful people and things in our lives. The highlight was singing Silent Night, accompanied by Mrs Huckle’s beautiful piano playing, as each verse of the carol was sung in a different language, reflecting the home countries of our boarders.
On Sunday evening we all gathered in the main school again, but this time for our annual boarders’ Christmas party. There was a traditional Christmas meal, accompanied by crackers and party poppers, speeches from each of the boarding houses, Oscars-style awards and lastly, a lot of dancing. A great time was had by all and it was a lovely way to end the last weekend of term.
Mrs Murphy and I would like to wish all of our boarders and their families a very happy Christmas and all the very best for 2015.