Senior Boys’ Boarding Blog – 22 January

What a great week!

The school football fixtures started on Wednesday with a tough game for the 1st XI against Plymouth Albion Academy. It was great to see Ethan, Marko, Callum and Alfie represent the school and play well despite the heavy and wet pitches. They look forward to next week’s challenging trip to Millfield School.

Some of the boys have been receiving one-to-one mentoring sessions with the Trennick staff. The focus of the sessions have been self-discipline, self-motivation and self-organisation with academic studies. It has been great to see the boys buy into the concept of turning a corner with their studies. For example, Jay and Andrey collaborated well on Tuesday evening with some extra maths and reported a greater understanding in their next few lessons. It is hoped that more boys join the ‘Trennick maths club’.

Respect has been a key buzzword this week too, especially regarding the kitchen & dishwasher, the TV remotes and pool cues, and the play-station and Xbox controllers. It has been a real pleasure seeing Ayobami, one of the prefects, take an effective lead on respecting the house environment. Jay and Alfie, members of Ayobami’s duty team have been a great help too.

On Saturday evening Alec put in another shift in the Trennick kitchen cooking the always popular pizzas. A request has been made for another Saturday evening cookery lesson from Mrs. Copeland with Spaghetti Carbonara on the menu! The boys also enjoyed learning to play roulette. Mr. Copeland was hoping to teach the boys the valuable life lesson that the casino always wins but Sammy and Justas managed to gain many chips by always placing them on red. There was an extraordinary consecutive run of about a dozen red numbers which rapidly increased their winnings. Perhaps the wheel should be sent off for inspection!

The boys enjoyed their Sunday afternoon in the school sports hall playing bubble football. It was a great opportunity to be physically active despite the continuing Cornish January rain.


With best wishes from a proud Housemaster,