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Busy Time At Boarding

Busy Time At Boarding

The Boarders continue to deal with their lockdown in a mature and understanding way. They are immensely supportive of each other, especially of the groups who are also self-isolating. Students have spent hours conversing with their peers from the garden or the courtyard up to windows of those confined to dorms. This has really helped to ensure that everyone feels like they continue to be a part of our (very) big family.

 

 

One of the biggest issues to overcome, has been the restriction of the students into the town for tuck in the evenings. However, Mrs Imms and Miss Duckworth have almost re-created the Coop store at the Boarding House. This is in the form of a well-stocked, and much appreciated, tuck shop that runs every evening from the Girls’ office. Miss Hustler has even suggested opening her own retail business in later life, as she enjoys doing it so much! It has been an incredible success and may be one of those things that we continue after the Lockdown ends.

 

The re-worked weekend entertainment continues to be popular amongst the students with access to the Sports Hall and the Day School site over the weekends. Last week, a huge game of ‘hide and seek’ involving students from all year groups kept them busy for a few hours. Circuits and other fitness related games have also been a big feature in the courtyard back at the Boarding House. Textile Club, Baking Club and Craft Club have also continued in the evenings during the week. The Boarding Sixth Form Independence program also began recently. This consists of a variety of workshops intended to support students as they move to university or beyond. How to change a car tyre, prepare a 10-minute meal and manage student finances, are just a selection of useful skills covered in the program.