On Tuesday evening, twelve boys were taken to see the local Devon derby with Plymouth Argyle playing Exeter at Home Park, Plymouth. We grabbed a pasty for tea and then headed for the Cornwall/Devon border making good time until we turned off the A38 into the city when the traffic ground to a very slow crawl. At one stage we were worried we may not make it for the start of the match with some staff taking the boys straight through the turnstiles in the stadium while the others parked the minibuses.
The game ebbed and flowed with both sides having chances, with Plymouth being awarded a penalty and scoring from the spot. However this was the only score of the first half. Exeter had the best of the second half and made the most of the chances that they had, scoring two goals and winning the match. The boys were in the home supporters’ end and it was very loud; what an atmosphere!
On Friday evening a few boys started packing as they were leaving before the end of the week. The library was well used but the highlight of the evening was the 90 minute inter house game of indoor football in the SBASC with Pentreve. I think some boys were trying to re-live the game from Tuesday evening!
After brunch on Saturday all three boarding houses travelled to Perranporth beach to help the Surfers against Sewage Spring Beach Clean. Almost 50 boarders and family members helped in the event. It was very concerning to see the amount of rubbish that had been washed up, with an estimated two tons of rubbish collected by the 220 volunteers. You can see a gallery of photos from the beach clean here.
During the evening most of the house elected to go out into town to watch the new Captain America film.
Sunday was a very relaxed day, some started their packing, some played pool and used the Play Station, and some walked into town to go shopping. After some encouragement there was a concerted effort to tidy the house with some needing a little more encouraging than others!
Mr A and Mrs J Lawrence