Earlier on this week some very lucky boarders from the Junior end of the boarding house got to go with Mr Watt to Sheffield Wednesday football ground to watch the game against QPR. This was however not just your average game, this was an evening of VIP treatment courtesy of Mr Wolstenholme who has a box at Hillsborough. The juniors enjoyed a delicious 3-course meal with as many fizzy drinks as they could muster. The trip also had a VIP tour of the stadium where they got to see the changing rooms, run out onto the pitch through the tunnel and go pitch-side. They returned late on Tuesday evening with their VIP passes proudly around their necks with goody bags, scarves and sweets. What a wonderful evening!
Sunday also saw the second S. Anselm’s Magic: The Gathering tournament. We had a great turnout on the day, as everyone waited with anticipation to see what cards they would get! For those who do not know, Magic is a collectible card game where players cast spells and summon creatures to duel their opponent. We ‘drafted’ the first set of cards, which added a great element to the competition, and then each person received 2 more packs to complete their collection and make their decks. Sammy U and Josh G were delighted to find they had a Planeswalker (the strongest type of card). After one round, Matthew W and Kyle C came off strong, with maximum points each. Over the next few rounds, Thomas G and Thomas H managed to turn things around. Congratulations to Matthew W who won the tournament, with Thomas G second and Thomas H third. These winners got extra card packs as prizes. We look forward to doing another draft in the near future!
There was another great atmosphere on Saturday night with a glorious win for England in the RBS Six Nations. We are all looking forward to the Wales v England decider after the exeat!
After the much welcomed Sunday morning lie in, the boarders had a relaxed breakfast before all of the boarders not involved in the Magic Tournament headed down to Bakewell with their £1. Flavoured water seemed to be the treat of choice for most! Afterwards we headed to the river with four loaves of bread which were gratefully received by the feathered population of Bakewell. Next was the park playground where the Year 8s proved that you’re never too old to enjoy the swings and roundabouts. We were treated to a guest appearance from Miss Phillips and Huffle the puppy (who Harriet M adopted for the morning!).
After a quick lunch the boarders headed to the sports hall for an active afternoon of Unihock, football and netball. A great time was had by all and the games were played with the perfect mix of competition and sportsmanship. This was followed by the chance for a well-deserved rest, although many boarders continued with the football and netball outside!
Some lucky boarders got the opportunity to play 9 holes of golf up at Bakewell Golf Club. What a beautiful Sunday, the sun was out the weather was crisp and the course was quiet…perfect. Mr Phillips, Mr Robinson, Mr Shepherd and Mr Wood all partnered a child. Mr Phillips and Tilly G played superbly and complimented each other with Mr P’s long game and Tilly’s short game. Tilly really came on and everyone enjoyed Mr Phillips’ tuition and raucous compliments after great shots. Toby enjoyed his round with Mr Shepherd and despite winning the ‘Most Lost Balls’ title they both put together a competitive round and must have thoroughly enjoyed their frequent walks through the forests and into rivers picking up their out of bounds balls. Katie S and Mr Robinson put together a great round enjoying laughs along the way and playing some great shots. Arthur L played magnificently and got the nearest the pin on both par 3s. One to look out for in the future I am sure!