S. Anselm's

A full boarding and day school for boys and girls from Nursery to 16

Rugby, Rollerblading and a bit of rain

Rugby, Rollerblading and a bit of rain

Roller Skating and a Moor Park victory!


What a fabulous weekend. The weather has been wet and wild but that did not stop the 1st XV and Under 11s travelling 3 hours for a superb couple of matches against Moor Park in the wet and cold. Both teams played magnificent rugby with two wins from two. The bus journeys were great fun with the boys singing all of the way and back at the top of their voices with a much deserved trip to the Golden Arches on the way back.


Y6 paintballIt was an early start for the paintball party; Kyle, Humphrey and Sammy all came back with great stories having had a great day. The rest of the boarders enjoyed a lie in and a mouth-watering full English breakfast before heading to the sports hall for a football tournament before lunch. Those who didn’t fancy running wild in the sports hall had the opportunity to make some jewellery with Miss Flack. An early lunch of toasties and a chocolate pudding before we took ourselves back to the 80s and got ready for an afternoon of roller skating.


It was great fun. Some opted for the traditional roller skating with the rubber stoppers at the front but most chose the newer style roller blades. The rink was huge and at first many of the boarders were dragging themselves around the edge but before long there were boarders going backwards, doing little jumps and flying round the rink without a care in the world. You can’t go to one of these venues without a few mentions. Firstly we have our Bampi on Blades award for the boarder with a lack of balance throughout the day and that goes to William D. Next for the Most Stylish Skater and that must go to Marta C who donned the old school quad skates and was doing circles, skating backwards and impressing us with her style. The Most Improved Skater has to go to Thomas H who clung on for dear life at the beginning but by the end was confidently skating round with the rest of us.


A great afternoon and we took off back to School for some free time before the most wonderful Sunday Roast, where we were joined by many parents, grandparents and siblings. Toby de la B entertained us all during pudding on his saxophone with Bridge Over Troubled Water.


A relaxed evening followed before a busy week ahead. Parents please note that it is the Boarders’ Feast next Sunday for the full boarders. Christmas Jumpers are greatly encouraged! There will therefore be no Sunday Supper for parents but we very much looking forward to having you back in the New Year!