Malvern – Culture and Relaxation

After yet another busy week at school, we in Malvern decided that a slightly slower paced weekend was in order, so while the boys have got wet swimming, and muddy quad biking, we’ve enjoyed a few days of culture and relaxation!

 

On Friday evening Nini and Becky headed off on an overnight English trip to Cape Cornwall while the rest of us had a house movie night and all settled down to watch the fantastic musical ‘Moulin Rouge’; singing along was optional, but digging in to the ice cream and marshmallows was compulsory! On Saturday the girls passed the day doing their prep, using the Sports Centre, and venturing into town to sample the best of Cornwall’s culinary delights which were being showcased in the Truro Food and Drink Festival. In the evening we walked up the hill to attend a wonderful choral and orchestral charity concert which was being held to celebrate the opening of the Sports Centre. Three of our house sang in the performance of Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’ (Hannah, Bo and Becky – all of whom were wonderful), and our Head of House, Leanne, played alto sax in Truro Symphony Orchestra’s rendition of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. With Crystal working hard as a School Prefect, handing out programmes and serving refreshments, the house was very well represented, and helped raise money for an excellent cause.

 

On Sunday we braved the mist and the drizzle to visit St Michael’s Mount – a Norman castle built on a small island, a few hundred metres out from the mainland. As the tide was in we travelled to the island on small boats (the girls from the Isles of Scilly feeling very much at home!), and then spent a lovely couple of hours exploring the beautiful castle (and the gift shop!). Bo, Elisa and Clara decided that the school should buy the castle and turn it into a boarding house, and enjoyed picking out the rooms that they wanted to be theirs! There are a few photos attached from our visit.

 

As I type now the house is quiet, all of the girls being busy finishing off their prep, tidying their rooms, and generally getting ready for the week ahead. I hope they all feel as refreshed and relaxed as I do after our weekend, as it’s bound to be another jam-packed five days!

A gallery of images from the weekend is available to view.

Harriet Thompson
Assistant Housemistress, Malvern