It has been a lovely week in Malvern House, as each of our girls has had the opportunity to shine, demonstrating once again what a talented (and lovely) bunch of young ladies our boarders are. First of all, congratulations go to Nancy and Ankie who have received the House’s first commendations of the year – Nancy’s for effort in Philosophy & Ethics, and Ankie’s for academic achievement, as she scored a wonderful 92% in her first Physics test! I’m sure that far more commendations will follow in the coming weeks too. On Thursday evening the 5th Year Music students performed in a concert in the School Chapel, and both Charlotte and Penelope played beautifully. Charlotte played Popper’s Tarranella on her cello, while Penelope entertained us with Clayderman’s Ballade pour Adeline on the piano. This was followed by a trip to the Lost Gardens of Heligan for Charlotte and Hannah to see the Kneehigh Theatre company’s production of Dog Dead in a Suitcase (and Other Love Songs), which will, I’m sure, give them inspiration for their GCSE and A Level Drama work.
On Friday, Toni, Agne and Ankie left Truro to travel to Cape Cornwall for a weekend Art and English trip. The rocky headland and windswept moorland inspired them in their creative writing and artwork, and all of the girls returned having had a wonderful few days away breathing the sea air!
Those of us remaining in the house decided that a film and popcorn were in order, so we sat down to watch Chicago. Of course, Benny couldn’t resist singing along at top volume, making us feel like we had our very own Roxie Hart in the room! Saturday was a quiet day in the house, as we all took a moment to catch our breath and regroup after such a busy week. The girls ventured into Truro, used the fitness suite in the SBA Sports Centre, and got on with their homework; Charlotte spent some time in Poltisco House with her friends there, and Alice went over the Bodmin airfield for her weekly flying lesson.
After a lie in and a filling brunch on Sunday morning, we went to Retallack Resort near Padstow to surf on the artificial waves at FlowRider. The girls had a great time bodyboarding and surfing – some even managed to stand up on the board by themselves. Anna proved to have the best balance of anyone, and even impressed the instructor! You can see some photos from our afternoon here.
The rest of the afternoon and evening was spent finishing homework and washing, tidying rooms, and generally getting ready for the week ahead, which – surprise, surprise – promises to be just as busy and full.