Senior Girls’ Boarding Blog

Autumn has finally arrived and we are waking up to crisp chilly mornings and gorgeous scenic views all around the school’s grounds.

This week has continued to be busy and fun-filled with something for all of the boarders to enjoy. From The Great Boarders’ Bake Off (raising much needed funds for MacMillan Cancer Support Charity), to Duke of Edinburgh, the girls have really tried hard to get involved in everything that Truro has to offer. On Tuesday evening the school hosted the Sixth Form Open Evening where many of the boarders helped out within their department areas, and Thursday evening’s Sixth Form Quiz and Curry night was enjoyed by all too!

On the subject of food, the boarders were encouraged to bake and decorate their own cakes in the house and then sell their masterpieces in school to help raise money for MacMillan. All of the girls attempted a bake, but Winkie, Helena G, Codi and Leanne excelled with their cakes coming a very respectable second at the judging! The cakes looked as beautiful as they tasted and did Malvern proud. Tung, Tulip, Stephanie and Louis did not disappoint either, with their exquisitely presented, purple layered, Oreo cheese cake being highly commended by the judges too.

The Truro Food Festival has been a welcome addition this weekend with our boarders popping in to town on Saturday afternoon and sampling the finest street food that Truro has to offer. Truro Cookery School had a part to play in the festival as they did a cookery masterclass to represent our school. On Saturday evening, the food theme continued with Tulip arranging a highly anticipated disco, complete with pizza, nachos and ice cream with lots of berries!

Alongside all of the extra-curricular activities, all of the girls are settling into the sporting activities on offer which is fabulous to see. A wide range of sports are available and I am confident that there is something for everyone; football, tennis, hockey and fencing to name a few. A particular highlight this week has been Pia winning her hockey games in Plymouth winning 4-0 and 1-0 at the weekend (representing the school). Also representing the school this weekend was Leanne, who travelled to Belgium to take part in a Fencing competition.

Sunday’s Chapel 92nd Anniversary was an overwhelming success with all boarders in attendance and the choir and choristers all singing beautifully. We all thoroughly enjoyed the chance to listen to Helena G, Katie, Lowenna and Helena P sing. Hopefully we will get the chance to hear them in the Cathedral later this term.

We also have Rose, our flexi boarder, staying with us this week. The girls are, as always, making her feel welcome and has been a pleasure to have her with us again this week. Rose, Holly, Codi and Marie all went to The Plaza to watch IT on Saturday evening, which they all thoroughly enjoyed.

All in all, the girls have had an amazing week filled with fun, food and sports!

Next week, we look forward to a trip to the cinema, a treat and thank you for helping out at Saturday’s Open Day.

Miss Birkett (Malvern House Resident Tutor)