What a fantastic weekend. After all of the fun on Saturday
with the Inter-House Steeplechase followed by a spectacular firework display
and campfire singing the boarders were ready for a more relaxed Sunday.
The 9 o’clock lie in was appreciated by most and those who
were up earlier enjoyed talking in their dorms with a few playing quiet card
and board games. The full English breakfast was delicious and set us up nicely
for the day ahead.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible,
No Good, Very Bad Day was the film of choice at the cinema. It
was great fun. S. Anselm’s were virtually the only ones in the cinema hall and
had space to spread out and with excellent seats we enjoyed the lighthearted
comedy. Afterwards the boys and girls were treated to a spot of lunch at the
golden arches before heading back to school for a swim and sports hall session.
Thanks to Mrs Elvin and Mrs Whawell who opened the swimming pool for the
children. It was great fun in the pool with the children all splashing around,
making waves and rafts with the woggles. In the sports hall there was a competitive
game of Cornish Longball going on with Mr Percival, Mr Wood, Mr Wittmann and Mr
Farrar. It was incredibly close; lots of running, booting and diving was done
In the evening parents joined for the wonderful Roast Supper
but not before a short but moving Remembrance Service where Iona C, Marcus C,
William U, Sammy U and Kyle C read out the names of those soldiers who had
attended S. Anselm’s and lost their lives in WWI and WWII. Louis S played the
‘The Last Post’ and the ‘Reveille’ faultlessly and George Lo read ‘The Soldier’
by Rupert Brooke during dessert.
A great weekend had by the boarders!