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Boarding Movie Night Proves Popular

Published on: Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Last Friday night the boarding house was buzzing as 72 children attended our popular move night celebration - and what an evening it was! Starting with hot dog and chips, the children all gathered in the Arts Centre clutching their boxes of popcorn and for over 2 hours silence ascended, every houseparent’s dream! Ice creams were served up half way through the film, and credits began to roll I thought the nightmare would begin. How wrong was I?! Every child was impeccably behaved, and by 9.15pm there was not a sound to be heard.

We sat and waited but by 11.00pm we realised that no trouble was going to be had and we had what can only be described as a bunch of angels sleeping over. The icing on the cake was that the first noise I heard on Saturday morning was at 7.10am - miracles do happen! So not to be put off, I am already planning a Christmas movie night and I can’t wait to have a full house again. A huge thank you to all the boarding staff, but particularly to all of the children as they were the ones that made the evening such an enjoyable one.

King's Hall Boarding Presents: Superhero Sleepover

Published on: Thursday, September 26, 2019

Calling all superheroes! King's Hall boarders are buzzing with excitement this week as they are able to finally announce our next big event - a superhero sleepover! All Year 6, 7 and 8 day pupils are welcome to attend. We will be watching Captain Marvel (rated 12 - please get permission from your parents first!) and enjoying a delicious feast of hot dog and chips, followed by popcorn and ice cream.

Please see the below invite for further details, and to book your place, please contact:

One of those weekends!

Published on: Friday, September 20, 2019

Summer is back again, so why not make the most of it? However, it was one of those weekends where things just didn’t go our way! The children wanted to go to Hestercombe for a picnic by the ponds, followed by a long walk followed and ice-cream. Upon arrival, armed with food, drinks and Snoops, we were told that no picnicking was allowed. Never to be defeated, we decided to eat our picnic before going in. We then queued, only to find out that our membership had recently expired. Persevering, I said "let’s go to the pirate park instead!". This was well received and we ended up having a wonderful afternoon soaking up the remainder of the summer sunshine.

However, we were just about to get into the mini bus when someone asked: "What about the ice-cream?!”. There was no way I was going to get away with breaking a promise of ice-cream, so off we went again to the nearby Rumwell Farm Shop. The shop assistant was so impressed as every child said "please" and "thank you", with one even calling him "Sir." We arrived back ready for some quiet time, but alas there was no such hope! The excitable children pointed out that it was the last weekend that our outdoor pool would be open, so of course we rounded off the day with a refreshing swim.

“Boarding is the best” was what I heard as the children ran up the stairs to bed. Well that just made my day ...

Ten Pin Fun!

Published on: Wednesday, September 11, 2019

After an emotional first week, the weekend was spent relaxing and having fun. We were recently gifted two amazing Go Karts from former pupil Mr Alastair Milburn, and the children and Snoops spent most of the weekend creating their own formula one racing track. This certainly put a smile on everyone face! On Sunday there were even more smiles as we went to Hollywood Bowl for some ten pin fun! The girls proved particularly impressive, especially Emmanuella who dominated the lanes with her skillful bowling.

We are now halfway through the second week of term and the new boarders have done so well. This is a huge step for most, and despite being only a few days in, they are rearing to go and confident in almost every aspect of their daily lives. I feel that this is going to a good week for us all. Well done everyone!

Wow, what a week!

Published on: Thursday, September 5, 2019

Wow, what a week! We have welcomed lots of new boarders, which is lovely, and although we started the week with a few homesick children, I can happily say that it's all smiles and laughter now! Snoops is over the moon now that everyone is back, and has even worked his magic by giving plenty of hugs (and licks!) to those in need.

This weekend will be the perfect opportunity to get to know our new friends, and in true King's Hall fashion, we will be off to Hollywood Bowl for an afternoon of ten-pin fun! There may even be time for a quick dip in the pool before it officially closes for winter. A final well done to all the boarders for a great first week back - we know how hard it can be to settle back in following a restful summer, so we are all very proud of you. Don't forget to look out for Snoops' diary entry next week - he has plenty to talk about!

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