After another busy week at school all the new girls agreed that they are finding it easier each day – they know their way around and are getting used to the routines. On Saturday Mrs Kenward took them up to the rugby pitch to cheer on our 1st XV play against Redruth Colts, with mixed reactions: some girls are keen rugby fans already, others thought it was far too cold to watch boys running around after a funny shaped ball. However we all agreed that if rugby is a crucial part of Cornish life then it is important for our international students to watch one game while they are here! We also had further cultural exchange from Maria who introduced us to the Spanish pop music which has been pumping out of the entrance hall at Poltisco this weekend.
On Sunday we headed down to West Cornwall after a hearty brunch. We stopped off at the windswept but beautiful Poldhu Cove first for an ice cream, then drove to Goonhilly to try out their segways. We teamed up with Pentreve for this trip and there was fierce competition between the girls and the boys as they negotiated their way around tricky courses in relay teams. Sadly the boys were, in this case, victorious, but the girls came away with far fewer cuts and bruises, which only goes to show that we are the more careful drivers! You can see some photos from our afternoon here.
Now we are two weeks into the term it’s difficult to remember how uncertain and nervous the new girls were when they arrived, but as I type this blog on Sunday evening I can hear them laughing in the common room together and singing along while they practise the piano; they’ve certainly settled in well so far.