On Sunday the boarders enjoyed their lie in before a enjoying plenty of bacon, sausages, eggs, toast, hash browns, beans alongside an array of cereals, yoghurts and fruit smoothies. It really is a great start to the day! After we had all brushed our teeth we headed back down to the dining room where an array of different sandwich fillings were laid out. We created out own packed lunches ready for the walk ahead.
We had to turn to Plan B as the weather was too wet for the boarders to spend the day exploring the peaks and so we donned our more casual outfits and headed off to the Cinema in Chesterfield where the boarders went to see ‘Mrs Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children’. The cinema was full of shrieks and shrills as some of the children hid for the more freaky scenes. This was certainly an appetiser Halloween, which is coming up after half term. At this point please can I remind you that all full boarders will need a Halloween costume to return to School in on Sunday after half term and flexi and weekly boarders can bring one in that week also as we are planning to have a week full of creative, spooky and messy Halloween themed activities.
Back to our boarding weekend – the film was certainly the talk of the day before Mr Robinson, Mrs Elvin and Mr Percival walked the boarders down to Bakewell, each with their £1 pocket money. It honestly is quite phenomenal how much they manage to buy with their £1 pocket money, deals are soon sought out as rumour had it one of the senior Year 8 boys had found 6 doughnuts for 19p. Needless to say they were all consumed. They enjoyed a lovely autumnal river walk back up to school and on the way stopped off at a conker tree.
Each boarder collected their chosen conker which was to be prepared after letter writing ready for the first round of the S. Anselm’s Boarders Conker Championships. After a delicious Sunday Roast Supper the boarders wrote home before dressing down and meeting in the Quad for the first round. Stampies in this competition were ruled out as half of the boarders and boarding staff were ejected out of the competition with cracked and demolished conkers. On to round 2 and we will let you know the result soon after half term.
A great weekend and although it pains me to say it, well done to Churchills for their House Rugby win.