S. Anselm's

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

Sports Day and Waterfights - Boarding Summer Fun

Sports Day and Waterfights - Boarding Summer Fun

The glorious blue skies have certainly been enjoyed by all this weekend. With a blustery but very successful Sports Day all of the pupils have been on top form. After the gorgeous hog roast on Saturday we had a late supper which enabled the boarders to enjoy some free time on Saturday evening playing cricket in the nets and enjoying the light evenings on bottom field and top court. Saturday Night Treat saw the boys and girls dragging their duvets and pillows in one hand and tuck in the other into the Hargreaves Hall where the main film of choice was Big Hero 6, a new favourite for many! Some of the older pupils decided to watch Maze Runner.

Sunday morning started with a much deserved lie in. It was a shame that the Northern Prep Schools’ Regatta had been cancelled due to the poor forecast but it did allow, after a hearty full English, for all of the boarders to enjoy some time together. This week we had a £2 challenge. Each pupil was allowed to spend £1 on themselves and then the other £1 had to be used to benefit the boarders. Many pooled their money together and got some great DVDs and games from the charity shops, whereas others decided to get an extra 200 water balloons. Mr Wood, Tilly G, Arthur L, George L, Luke D and William U all helped to fill up 220 water balloons ready for the morning’s activity: The Water Fight!

The boys and girls were split into 4 teams with a bucket full of water balloons per team. The rules were in place and the first game was capture the flag. The rules were, only one water balloon to be carried at any one time and if you were hit by water at all you must declare yourself hit and return to your base before re-entering the game. Ben R did well returning with another team’s flag first to win the first game.


After a few games and a lot of fun we finished with every man for himself. The true winners were those who were dripping wet at the end and for those who were still dry they all sat down before a huge bucket of water was thrown over them. We are all winners here!

Refreshed and changed the boys and girls who were meeting their grandparents for the Grandparents Tea and Jazz afternoon went to welcome them, gave them a tour of the school and enjoyed the most enjoyable jazz set led by Mr Percival. Well done to Tara O’R, Francesca N, Shea J, Alex S, Matthew W, Toby De la B, Flora K, Adam S, Louis S who all played beautifully. Sitting in the sun with the Pimms flowing, scones and sandwiches being enjoyed and the grandparents and pupils all on good form was really the perfect afternoon.

The evening was topped off with another delicious roast chicken, stuffing and all of the trimmings. The Year 7 and 8s have just set off to Jersey. We wish them all well on their tour and look forward to their stories on return on Thursday.

Next week it is the Parent and Child Gold Day at Bakewell GC. There is still time to put your name down for the event. We will be meeting at Bakewell Golf Club at 1.30pm.