By the last weekend before half term the girls are normally feeling a little tired but they were quick to agree to our Saturday activity: an 80s’ roller disco in St Ives with Malvern House! We set off at around 1.30pm and headed down the coastline to beautiful St Ives. As we rounded the corner of the road below the Tregenna Castle Hotel, the girls who hadn’t been there before were blown away with how beautiful it was. We were lucky to have such a beautiful sunny day and the bay looked fantastic with sparkling blue sea and colourful fishing boats in the harbour; we’ll definitely have to arrange a return trip there in the summer.
Once we arrived the girls were quick to strap on their rollerboots and get onto the floor. Unfortunately some of them went straight down before they even got through the door but after some very wobbly circuits, they found their balance (unlike Miss Thompson) and were soon racing around a hall complete with smoke machine, laser lights and music of questionable taste. We had a wander through St Ives for some ice cream and photo opportunities and then bundled back into the buses. I think Mrs Lawrence and I coped admirably with manoeuvring the minibuses, via a 48 point turn, back onto one of St Ives’ characteristically narrow streets and we returned along the A30 in convoy in time for supper. In the evening some of the girls took part in a pool competition at Trennick while others joined up with the girls from Malvern. You can see some more photos from our afternoon here.
Sunday was generally a relaxing day with some more free time for shopping, socialising and finishing off prep before we start the busy last week. Some of our girls are excited to be taking part in the ‘Choristers’ Taster Day’ on Tuesday and the 4th Years will be taken to Wadebridge on Thursday to attend ‘The Skills Show’ which is a careers event supported by some local and national businesses. We can’t quite believe that half term is so close now and the girls are already beginning to sort out their luggage in preparation for returning home or staying with guardians. We hope they all have a well-earned rest and arrive back in November full of confidence and enthusiasm about the second half of term.