Poltisco – Scuba Diving and a Few Goodbyes

Spring has arrived and it has been a fantastically busy week – Sadie and Nicolette have been involved in Truro Music Festival and we had the solar eclipse on Friday (with one of the best views in the country).


Zennor Rose has been working towards the Duchy Ballet’s performance of Cinderella at the Hall for Cornwall for months, and had her opening night on Friday. We have also had Bethany Stairmand-Taylor, Scarlett Babb and Chloe Wardman staying with us as flexi borders so we have been busy within the house too. Some of the girls went out for a meal at the Hubbox on Friday night to celebrate their last weekend.

Scuba Diving Lesson

On Saturday the girls (with the exception of Carissa who had to travel to Plymouth to sit her IELTS exam) tried scuba diving for the first time. After an hour in the classroom learning the skills they suited up and hit the pool. The girls had excellent training from Sue and Colin, the PADI instructors and were soon swimming around the deep end of the pool and looking super professional.


Truro Boarding School Scuba Diving

Poltisco Boarders Scuba Diving

When we returned at 3 O Clock we finally had the traditional Cornish cream tea Mrs Kenward has been promising all term. In her garden we tucked in to scones dripping in jam and clotted cream (Rodda’s of course!), chocolate and carrot cake, strawberries and tea. Frankly, the girls went through it in no time which just goes to show how ‘Cornish’ some of them have become in just a few months. The weather has been fantastic with no wind and blue skies as far as the eye can see, it really felt like summer might be just around the corner.

Boarding with a DVD Night

That night we had our usual Saturday night DVD and a free day on Sunday, although some of the girls went to the cinema in the afternoon. We finished the weekend with our new routine- watching the BBC drama set in Cornwall, Poldark.

Some Sad Goodbyes

After such a lovely week I have to admit it has been tinged with sadness because on Friday we will say goodbye to our one-term girls: Emma, Maren and Katerina. We are going to miss them terribly. They have thrown themselves whole heartedly in to every aspect of life in the house and at school, and impressed us all with their enthusiasm and positive nature. I hope they will come back and visit us again in the future.


We will also say goodbye to our two sixth formers, Megan and Carissa as they move over to the Senior Girls house, Malvern in preparation for their exams. We will miss their steady presence in the house immensely but wish them the best of luck in their exams. Megan has lived at Poltisco since it opened at Easter 2014 and has had a fantastic influence as our Head of House; listening to the girls’ problems, dispensing hugs where needed and providing support to the staff also.


So we will make the most of the next 5 days as we start to thinking about packing up rooms, and considering how on earth all that stuff is going to fit in to a few suitcases each!