This weekend started in the usual fashion with our weekly boarders departing for home. Sammy had his usual tennis lesson before supper and then it was an hour of prep all round. Harry headed up to the astro turf for his county hockey training whilst Bosco and Chris made use of the SBASC for the traditional weekly basketball session. For Fahed, Jay, Sammy, Phillip, Anthony and Andrey the evening was spent chilling out in the house; the PS4 and some rugby watching proving popular once again.
Saturday was yet again a glorious day weather wise and the boys had rugby matches versus Blundell’s School on their minds. Fahed headed off straight after brunch whilst Anthony and Harry’s kick offs were a little later in the afternoon at home. Anthony played for the Under 14s A team and Harry the Under 14s B team and Mr Lawrence reports that both played fantastically in two very closely fought games. For those not involved in the rugby the day was free to relax and visit friends. In the evening Cyrus, Brian, Penelope and Christie visited and the obligatory pizza devouring session ensued. Fahed, with sling and swollen nose, returned from Blundell’s, just in time for the pizza and of course an important rugby game on the television. Later bed times were enjoyed and the boys went to bed excited about the weekend’s main event the next day.
On Sunday, after a substantial lie in, the boys headed off to brunch with their towels and swimming shorts in hand. We joined the Poltisco girls and headed off in the mini buses bound for Retallack Resorts and the Flow Rider, an artificial wave simulator. Two hours of surfing followed and it is fair to say, and the pictures confirm, that a lot of fun was had. It was great to see the two houses interacting so well and we literally had to be kicked off the wave at the end of our session; the eldest Mulready even had a few goes!
On return to the house, Tesco and town were quickly visited before supper. Having worked up quite an appetite the boys all appreciated the array of food on offer in the dining hall. How one chooses between roast lamb, duck, pork or steak is another matter.
Sunday evening has been spent doing the usual obligitory prep, laundry and back packing for school tomorrow. The boys are sure to sleep well tonight and already I am being asked when we can go again! I fear I may well have unleashed the adrenaline junkies in them.
Next week the boys will be sitting interim tests in many of their subjects with their first grade cards due the week after. Mr Nicholas and I will be looking very carefully at the numbers and hope the boys meet our house target of all 1’s or 2’s. The main question is: Who will win the first Domino’s pizza prize of the academic year? Will it be the 1st – 3rd years or have the 4th years done enough?
Next weekend is the school’s annual open morning and the boys will be enlisted to help on Saturday morning. On Sunday the entire boarding communty will be taking part in a Team Building and Leadership Development session in Trenowth Woods with Footsteps of Discovery. Make sure you check out Mr Nicholas’ blog next week to hear all about it!
Mrs Sarah Mulready, Assistant Housemistress, Junior Boy’s Boarding