Pentreve – films and popcorn

This week had promised to be a fairly busy one, but once again the weather intervened, meaning that a number of the scheduled sporting fixtures had to be cancelled, however the boys have still had a fulfilling week.


Pentreve welcomed Rowan, who usually boards with us as a ‘day boarder’, as an overnight boarder for three nights this week. It was great to have him in the house; he took full advantage of the supper, house facilities, supervised prep and evening sporting activities and the boys really enjoyed his company. We hope Rowan will stay with us more often in the future.


The entire school followed a slightly adapted timetable on Monday when afternoon lessons were suspended for the 1st – 4th Years. Why? Well, for rugby of course! The 1st XV had made it through to round 7 of the NatWest Cup and the school wanted to support them in their quest to make it through to the quarter finals. The rain that fell in the morning did let up for the match but the somewhat muddy conditions made for a difficult game (for both players and spectators) and the final 6-6 draw meant that  Truro School missed out to Stowe, who will progress through to the next round, due to the away advantage rule. The Pentreve boys enjoyed the experience however, and our young rugby players have had a glimpse of what their future may hold.


Wednesday saw the sporting attention switch to football and the U14s’ cup match against St. Ives was played despite the weather. Eneko and Rowan played their part and were elated to win 5-0. They now progress to the next round, and we look forward to hearing of their success (fingers crossed) in their next cup match.


The weekend arrived and looked set to be a wash-out once again. Pentreve was unusually quiet on Friday night when Cyrus, Hector, Alan and Shin, accompanied by many more from Trennick and Malvern, traipsed into town to celebrate the Chinese New Year.


They returned full, but in time for some basketball in the SBASC, having eaten their weight in Chinese food at the ‘Shanghi Lounge’. Meanwhile four remained (Paul was out for the night with his half term host family): Callum, Niko, David and Eneko did some prep and then settled on some television and computer action.


Saturday morning soon came about and all took advantage of a lie-in. The football fixtures against Milfield were cancelled and so it was to be a day of dodging the rain, shopping in town, general chilling out and making the most of the house facilities. The normal DVD and pizza evening was welcomed once more and the boys went to bed full.


Sunday’s weather did not start any better and so after a hearty brunch the boys chose a film to watch at the local cinema. With Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit winning the votes the boys spent two hours eating popcorn and staying dry. A Sunday evening supper of steak or chicken was laid on in the dining hall and the boys saw out the weekend with some prep and another film in the common room. It was then off to bed for a hopefully drier week ahead…


Mrs Sarah Mulready (Assistant Housemistress – Pentreve House)