Wow…those two weeks went fast! Welcome back to the first Malvern blog of the second half of the Autumn term!
The girls returned from the half term break on Sunday evening and whilst it was great to have two weeks holiday it was lovely to have the boarding house buzzing and alive with chatter and laughter again. The girls seem to have had a great two-week break and we have enjoyed hearing of their various adventures. Helena enjoyed the school’s Chorister trip to Oxford/Cambridge, it was certainly an action packed three-day trip.
Two of the girls were due to celebrate their birthdays over the half term break and so, in true Malvern style, we simply could not pass up on the opportunity of celebrating, and eating cake! With Anson’s birthday during the first week, we celebrated on the Thursday before the break and with Emma’s birthday during the second week, we made sure the cake, card and balloons were ready on Sunday evening when they all returned. You can never have too much cake it seems!
It did not take long for the girls to settle back in to the school routine and they are now, one week in, fully into the swing of studies and extracurricular life. The 5th years have their mock examinations to work towards and the Lower Sixth and Upper Sixth are as busy as ever meeting assignment deadlines and completing course work.
It has been a week of congratulations in Malvern House too with Helena appearing in the West Briton for her Theory of Music Exam result, read the full story here .
Not only that but Jess securing an interview at Cambridge University and Emma passing her driving test! Well done girls, we are very proud of you!
This week has been as busy as any other with the Upper Sixth parents evening, the Psychology trip and various sporting commitments. The whole school came together on Friday for the annual Remembrance Day Assembly in the Old Sports Hall. See if you can spot Chloe below in the photograph on the Psychology trip.
The students also had the opportunity this week to learn from the best hockey players, look out for Gemma and Jess in the photo below! Hugh Wickert is currently the world’s fastest drag flicker, as well as being an Australian international, a skill that he later showed the group. You can read the full story here.
The weekend quickly came about and the girls enjoyed downing tools on Friday evening.
Miss Hargreaves wizzed up some nachos, baked cookies and ice cream and vegetables and dips for a girls night in on Saturday night. With the girls enjoying a chilled evening with some films.
On Sunday we travelled just outside of Truro to paintball with the senior boys from Trennick. After some fighting talk from the girls, the girls had a few test rounds to get a feel for their paintball gun. They then played two agility games – unfortunately Jess was out before she had even fired a shot. Sophie was nifty while Carloin was taking not hostages!
See the before photos below and I am told the action shots will be uploaded shortly to the Truro Paintball Facebook page!
Mrs Sarah Mulready
(Housemistress, Girls’ Boarding)