Saturday saw some of the boys wake early to watch the rugby international between South Africa and New Zealand. Although this was not a classic, the close score made compelling viewing.
After Saturday brunch some of the new boys requested a rugby ball to go onto the school fields and have a go. I am sure that this interest will grow; I have suggested that they attend rugby training on Monday evenings to join in with the school team training.
The rugby interest continued as during the afternoon the boys watched the school 1st XV play Redruth Colts. In a heated game Truro won 17-0. The evening was a quiet one in the house with the boys electing to stay in and watch TV, play pool and play the latest craze on the PS4. There have been many boys competing to complete missions on the latest 3D role playing game ‘Watch Dogs’.
The Sunday outing was a classic. The boys from the house went to Cornwall Segway at Goonhilly. After kitting up with a helmet and various safety pads they were given a safety talk, and then stepped on a segway for the first time. The machines are limited to half speed until the boys display a sound level of competence. There were many challenges to complete: the off road course; obstacle course; and team relay races. There were a few spills on the obstacle course, but the boys who were mainly beginners were very good. You can view a selection of photos from our afternoon here. After the return to school the boys relaxed before the evening meal. After dinner the library was opened and the boys made the most of the study time available. Some even requested to stay longer.