Pentreve – what a weekend!

With only two weekends to go before the Xmas break, spirits are high in the boarding house, well that plus the Athletic Bilbao v Barcelona football match!


Friday night saw the annual pilgrimage to the Eden Project for some ice skating, and although it was a shame that the biomes were shut at 6pm, being the last on the ice meant that we had a session from 7.30-8.45pm which was a real bonus. There was some good, some bad and some indifferent skating, and I am sure that ‘Dancing on Ice’ will not be inundated with entries from Truro School for another season! That said, some seasoned pros showed off their moves and pulled some shapes on the ice, whilst others hauled themselves round the edge somehow seemingly stuck to the side barrier! Thanks to Mrs Rainbow for taking professional shots which you can view in the gallery.


Saturday was to be a busy day with the house outing to Argyle, but first to the rugby v St Ives. Will, Cyrus, Eneko, Shin and David all played and both teams won in super weather.


After a quick lunch it was off to see Plymouth Argyle play Burton Albion. Burton were flying high only three points off the top of the table, but Argyle had been on a winning streak. Not quite Bilbao v Barca, but our version! Argyle gave away an early goal but then dominated the game, only to lose by that early mistake 1-0. That did not deter us from a visit to the shop to buy some Argyle merchandise.  You can see some photos from Saturday in the gallery.


Saturday night was pizza and DVD night as usual and eight pizzas were devoured whilst watching Robin Hood. Next weekend is the Xmas meal and the last opportunity to get together as a whole community so we look forward to an evening of fun and festivities courtesy of Mr Lawrence and Mrs Mulready!


Sunday was a chance to catch up with prep and washing, and of course to buy your fancy dress for the Xmas meal!


Oh and about that football match… David and Enric donned the Barca colours complete with face paint too, whilst Mikel and Eneko wore their Bilbao shirts with pride. Barca have not lost this season and are top of La Liga so it seemed like the result would be a foregone conclusion, but Bilbao had not read the script, and in a real turn of events they beat the might Barca 1-0. The lounge was full of the noise of at least 30,000 chanting, singing, dancing Bilbao fans…well two anyway, but they made a noise like 30,000!


What a weekend!


Next Tuesday the Pentreve boys are at the Head’s house for ‘tea and tiffin’ and I am sure that late night shopping will also feature highly on the agenda for Wednesday. It sounds like fun all the way, but there is the small matter of reports and grades, and inevitably new academic targets to be set and to aim for.