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!