Welcome to the second Malvern House blog of the term!
With three school days under their belts the girls seem settled and in the swing of things. It is hard to believe they have only been here for a week and the summer holidays seem like a distant memory with all the happenings of the term so far!
For the new boarders it has been a week of firsts. The first form period, first lesson, first lunch queuing experience, first service in the Methodist Church and first piece of prep, amongst other things. The returning boarders have been excellent at guiding and helping them, and it’s lovely to see the house coming together as a community as everyone gets to know one another better.
I have been equally impressed with the girl’s attitudes in terms of getting involved in all that Truro School has to offer. The activities and clubs list is extensive and the girls are rising to my challenge of stepping out of their comfort zones and making the most of the opportunities both in school time, after school and in the evenings. Choir, tennis, badminton and swimming have been the most popular choices and the house piano has not stopped playing!
That said the Friday 3.45pm end of school bell could not come soon enough and the girls greeted it with open arms…for those that arrived for the induction weekend last Saturday it has been a long and busy week. The idea of catching their breath and a possible lie in was a good one and the girls enjoyed kicking back in the house on Friday evening.
With the weekly boarders, and Codi whose Slovenian exchange partner was visiting for the weekend, having departed, the house was a little quieter. We did welcome one new face however; Rose has joined us for five nights and we hope she has enjoyed/enjoys her time with us.
After supper and prep, some of the girls went to the Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre for badminton/basketball whilst those not keen to venture out congregated in the common room for some Mario Kart. Later bedtimes were enjoyed and the girls readied themselves for an early start the next morning.
Saturday’s in boarding are usually a little slower paced but with a full day of team building and outdoor adventure type activities planned for the whole boarding community, the girls set their alarms and made their way to roll call somewhat bleary eyed at 8am. After a quick breakfast we set off for Porthpean and a day of high ropes, caving, kayaking, paddle boarding and canoeing. A lot of fun was had, although we missed Amy, Helena and Katie who were unable to join us due to netball and chorister commitments. I hope the pictures below give you a flavour of what went on…