Pentreve – challenges set, pins missed, and strikes scored

With the second week of academic studies complete, the Spring term is now in full swing and the boys have once again been very busy.


Tuesday evening saw the boys travel to Plymouth to watch Argyle’s FA Cup replay against Port Vale. An early supper of pasties was collected and the boys loaded the minibuses bound for Home Park. An exciting game of football unravelled, that saw both a penalty and an open goal missed in the closing five minutes, and an enjoyable evening was had by all; the only disappointment was in the result (3-2 to Port Vale).


Wednesday meant rugby for Callum and Rory who travelled to Millfield to represent the school in the sixth round of the U15 NatWest Cup competition. The boys played superbly and did the school proud, but it was not to be their day on this occasion, and the team will not unfortunately progress any further in this particular cup this year. Closer to home and the football fixtures against Newquay Tretherras were cancelled due to the poor weather so it was a normal training session for Pentreve’s footballing ‘elite’.


The second weekend of the term was to be heavily sports orientated too, if the weather allowed. Friday evening saw the usual round of supper and prep followed by an hour of three-on-three football in the SBASC. Cyrus and Alan then joined some of the Trennick boys for a game of basketball, whilst Nico and Paul taught Hector a card game or two in the common room. Some films were watched and popcorn eaten, and the boys went to bed anticipating a busy weekend ahead of them.


It was an early wake up on Saturday morning for Will who travelled to Kelly College to play in his first ever hockey match. Will represented the school in the U12 hockey team, and although the score did not go our way, he thoroughly enjoyed the experience and we look forward to hearing of his further involvement and successes on the hockey pitch this term.  Saturday also saw Truro School host this year’s County Schools’ Cross-Country Championship, and our very own Eneko took part in the Junior Boys’ race. He made it successfully round the 4,000m, muddy and slippery course with a smile on his face and fully deserved the hot shower and copious amounts of popcorn and chocolates that accompanied the pizzas later in the evening.  You can see some photos from Eneko’s race here.


With Eneko’s and David’s U14 hockey match at Kelly College cancelled – again due to the rain – the rest of the day was spent visiting town, watching Toy Story 3, and generally chilling out. Supper was eaten and then the usual Saturday evening ritual of a DVD and pizzas was honoured; the boys embarked on watching The Lord of the Rings trilogy, or at least the first instalment…


On Sunday the rain arrived and so the planned, joint Pentreve, Malvern and Trennick trip to Truro Bowl was just what we needed. Brunch was enjoyed and then the forty of us walked, in convoy, into town for two games of bowling. Challenges were set, pins were missed, strikes were scored and all in all a very enjoyable two and a half hours were spent honing our bowling skills. Cyrus came out as Pentreve champion with a best score of 114 (we don’t count Mr Mulready’s ‘fluky’ and ‘lucky’ 184), so well done Cyrus.


It was then back to the boarding house, via Dominos for some. A supper of roast lamb or pork was then wolfed down before more Lord of the Rings in the common room. Some prep was then completed, laundry done and the boys went to bed ready for another undoubtedly busy week ahead.


Mrs Sarah Mulready (Assistant Housemistress, Pentreve House)