After an industrious week in the classroom with 6th Form mock exams, everyone was looking forward to the weekend to relax for a while. Trennick House was full to the rafters with students taking advantage of the study package deals. Trennick’s enviable position at the heart of the school with the Dodd Library almost an annexe, makes the study packages an ideal option for a structured exam revision timetable in an atmosphere conducive to academic success. The added bonus of the Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre and other school facilities on tap mean the boys can work and play hard.
Exams behind us, we started Saturday with a lie in and a hearty brunch before heading off in the minibus to St Eval for some serious Go-karting. A popular option with the boys and the weather held off for two of our three sessions on the track. The conditions were tougher in the last round with the rain adding to challenge. Some great drives and some impressive spins!! We didn’t return to the house until 3pm, just in time to catch some international rugby on the TV.
Saturday evening saw, as usual, a pizza feast. Despite pizzas for tea, the boys requested more and Mr Austin provided some variety with chicken strips, onion rings and spicy wedges. Needless to say, the boys devoured the lot in no time! A few boys had a game or two of pool, a battle of FIFA 15 on the PS4 and a couple of others ventured into Truro. Some boys had been invited out for an 18th party and a couple of weekly boarders joined us before their early start for a rugby sevens tournament on Sunday, all in all, a pleasant evening in.
Sunday starts at gone 10am for most in the house, with brunch at 11am. The sun was shining to start the day but soon the rain clouds darkened the sky and most settled for a day indoors. The biggest game of the weekend’s football and rugby were on TV with Man City playing Liverpool and England playing Ireland in the Six nations tournament; we don’t need to discuss the score in either game!
Sunday evening was back to normal with the library open and work on our minds.