Pentreve – Hendra Oasis Fun Pool

After another busy week at school the weekend quickly came about. It kicked off in its usual fashion with Eneko, David, Hector and Enric attending hockey training from 4pm–5pm. Hector went to Truro Badminton club after supper whilst the others did an hour of prep. It was then time for the usual Friday ritual up at the sports hall where Alan, Hector, Justus, Mikel, Enric, Callum and Shin joined Mr Mulready and a couple of the Trennick boys, for an hour and three quarters of five-aside football. David and Eneko, who are usually very keen, opted out of the football in favour of a film… apparently they were too tired from hockey! It was then television and FIFA time before bed.


Saturday morning saw most of the boys enjoying a lie in before breakfast, and the rest of the day was to be spent chilling out. Calum headed straight to the pool for a swim and later played squash with Enric. David spent the day with his guardians and visited the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth. Town and Tesco’s were visited by most and Hector and Alan spent a couple of hours in the games room fine tuning their FIFA skills. Supper time soon came around and spaghetti bolognaise was quickly wolfed down and it was then back to the house for Avatar, the chosen DVD for the evening. Cyrus went to the music concert in the Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre whilst the others enjoyed the film; nine Pizza’s were duly devoured and the boys went to bed happy and full.


Sunday morning greeted us with rain and cloud and so our activity of choice was to be swimming at Hendra Oasis Fun Pool in Newquay. David sadly missed out due to a golfing commitment but the other boys loaded the mini bus after brunch. They spent two hours swimming, splashing and making the most of the three flumes, particularly the giant rubber ring side and the fast red slide. Cyrus even ventured onto the flumes after a while….and the smile on his face suggested he thoroughly enjoyed doing so.


After a quick stop on one or two of the arcade type machines it was back in the bus bound for home. Some television was watched and a supper of chicken or vegetable sauté, mash and all the trimmings was enjoyed. Time was then spent completing prep assignments, skype was used, the games room visited and another DVD watched; the boys spent the last few hours of the weekend relaxing before the onslaught of another busy working week.


The boys will be taking interim tests in most of their subjects over the next few weeks and will be receiving their first set of grades. Mr Nicholas and I are looking forward to seeing whether they have meet their house targets and the boys are all keen to impress and win the house dominoes treat…we will wait and see if it is the 1st/3rd years or the 4th years that triumph first this year.


Mrs Sarah Mulready
Assistant Housemistress (Pentreve House)