With the second week of this half term now complete, the half term holiday seems like a life time ago. The boys have settled back into the school routine with ease and it is fair to say that we have been treated to some typical Cornish wintery weather this week. Whilst it isn’t cold there has certainly been some rain and the flip flop wearing has sadly ceased it would appear (although Mr Nick was spotted wearing his on the walk down from brunch this morning!!!).
On Monday the eagerly awaited boarders hoodies arrived and the boys have been wearing theirs with pride for the most part of the week it seems…don’t worry, I will remind them that they need washing just like other clothes.
This week we welcomed Henry to the Pentreve community once again and although his fencing commitments keep him busy in the evenings it was, as it always is, a pleasure to have him in the house.
On Wednesday, Remembrance Day, the whole school came together in the old sports hall just before 11am and listened to Mr Fisher and Mr Brewer read out the names of the former Truro School pupils who lost their lives in the two World Wars. This service, which sees the current Sixth Form students place a cross for each fallen solider on the honour boards at the front of the assembly hall, was as always very poignant and it was humbling to see the entire school pay tribute to all those that fought and indeed continue to fight for the lives and the way of living that we currently enjoy.
Thursday and Friday passed in somewhat of a daze and it was soon the weekend again.
The weekend began as usual with the departure of our day boarders: Will, Hector and James. Andrey left for a weekend in London and the remaining boys decamped, changed out of their uniforms and relaxed in the house. After supper the usual hour of homework was completed and then Bosco and Chris (the only two brave enough to front out the weather) made their way up to the Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre for an hour and a half of basketball. Those that remained in the house watched England take on Spain before retiring to their beds.
Saturday morning saw Harry and Cam go home. Anthony and Fahed left for Rugby against Exeter College and Chris played a piece at the Piano Concert in the Chapel. For the others Saturday was to be a free day and with the weather miserable the house facilities were enjoyed. One or two braved town but by in large we took refuge in Pentreve. Jay was collected by his parents and went off to Falmouth and then out for dinner. Fahed and Anthony returned from the rugby with mixed results, one won 41-10 whilst the other unfortunately lost 12-38… I won’t tell you which was which but I am sure Fahed will!
The usual pizza and DVD night that is now written in stone ensued and the boys didn’t need to be asked twice…eight large pizzas of varying toppings and numerous chicken nuggets were wolfed down in double quick time as usual. Later bedtimes were enjoyed and the boys went to bed eager for the usual Sunday morning lie in.
On Sunday afternoon with the weather again dire the boys opted for the less adrenaline filled weekend activity of visiting the cinema in town to watch the new James bond film, Spectre. The verdict… wow!!!
It was then back to the boarding house in time for a lamb, chicken or macaroni cheese supper and then the usual rounds of homework were completed. Cam, Harry, Will and James returned, school bags were packed and the boys went to bed ready for another busy school week.
This Wednesday is the annual ‘Truro City of Lights Parade’ and the boys will I am sure be begging Mr Barnett to grant them leave from the house to witness this special event that marks the beginnings of the Christmas period and to support the Truro School Art department’s effort that they have been working tirelessly on for the last few weeks. It never fails to disappoint!!!
Written by: Mrs Sarah Mulready (Assistant Housemistress, Junior Boy’s Boarding)