S. Anselm's

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

Weekend Report 6th & 7th September

Weekend Report 6th & 7th September

Boarding Report Sunday 7th September 2014
Paintball and Laser

It has been absolutely wonderful to see the energy and enthusiasm in the boarding house once again. Both the boys and now all of the girls have really thrown themselves back into boarding life at S. Anselm’s. I am pleased to say that our new additions are settling in very well and have added a huge amount since arriving. Our new GAP students, Mr Farrar and Mr Wittmann, have taken to the sport and the boarding like ducks to water and are already hugely popular with the girls and boys.

Activities in the evenings have excellent variety from dodgeball to pottery and waterpolo to Frisbee. I have to say it has been lovely going outside with the boarders in the evenings whilst the weather is still good and the sunlight still lasting.

This weekend has been energetic and full on. The sports matches on the Saturday gave us all a reminder that we need to get back into shape and back into the fitness regimes after what seems to have been a very enjoyable and relaxing summer holidays.

On Sunday the boarders got a lie in and were woken up for a delicious full English breakfast to set us up for the day. Paintball and laser at Wildpark in Ashbourne was the cause of much excitement and telling of past exploits. This time certainly did not fail to impress again. The sound of numerous paintballs being fired got us raring to go and we all had a brilliant time running through the woods and through streams trying to eliminate the enemy. Some very hard fought games between staff and pupils alike, with the green team becoming victorious after a couple of superb strategic attacks. The Laser was equally as competitive, just without the bruising, and those that did it seemed to prefer this style. Albeit the Year 6 boys who are eager to join in the paintball pain next time!

We got back to school, had an inspiring church service with Canon Tony, which ended up with tennis balls flying around the church during the sermon to remind us of the importance of relationships and of course a delicious Sunday supper with Mr Wittmann impressing us all with his guitar playing and singing.

A brilliant first weekend and with the boarding house getting ever more full by the day there is much more to come!