Mother’s Day and Zorbing
This weekend has been another fantastic weekend at S. Anselm’s. After a busy Saturday with lots of sport we were looking forward to a more relaxed Sunday. There was however the Malvern Cross Country and these boys and girls were up and ready for a 7.30 am breakfast; they did superbly considering the number of schools that had entered. Back at base the rest of the boarders thoroughly enjoyed their lie in and we got up for a delicious full English breakfast. Fried toast, eggs, sausages, bacon, toast and black pudding was just what the doctor ordered. The boys and girls were encouraged to all make sure they wished their mothers a very happy Mother’s Day. The Year 8s went down to Bakewell with their £1 pocket money and we all met in the sports hall for a grand game of 5 a side football. Well done to the blue team who won the most games. This was an excellent idea and we headed off to lunch having built up an appetite.
After lunch we were all looking forward to the afternoon’s activity – Zorbing. For those of you who don’t know what zorbing is you can have a look on the Cheshire Zorb page online or indeed you can picture this. Boys, girls and staff all slid inside a tube and strapped themselves in with backpack straps and handles. You are then inside a huge plastic ball with only your legs sticking out to move. There were many games to be played, British Bulldogs, Last Man Standing, Football and many more. The collisions were plentiful and there is a fantastic video of Mr Wittmann travelling several feet up in the air onto his back doing almost a full flip. A great afternoon and well done to George L who was named Male Zorber of the Day and to Natalie G who was voted the Female Zorber of the Day.
In the evening the Dining Room looked incredible. The tables were decorated with daffodils and candles and you could smell the roast lamb a mile off. Families turned up in their dozens and just as the Malvern crew turned up we sat and enjoyed the most wonderful roast supper. The ladies in the kitchen really do treat us to the most excellent food. A huge well done to Toby de la B and Marcus C who entertained us on the piano and guitar during pudding, which I have to say was one of the most mouth-watering crumbles I have ever had.
We then all wrote home to report on our weeks and settled down for the evening.
Next week we look forward to Splash Landings at Alton Towers. I do please need to know in advance if there are any boarders unable to join us for the weekend as we have got 38 tickets already booked.