I know the year 8 girls thoroughly enjoyed their ‘Pamper Night’ but after the weekend we had, the staff could do with one too! It has been a busy week with the Year 8s doing Common Entrance mock exams and scholarship exams so this weekend needed to be relaxing but fun and I think that’s just what happened. Friday night was Pamper Night; face masks, foot soaks and nail painting all went on and although the following day the place had been left spotless, you knew something had happened as every bit of furniture and floor was covered in a layer of gold glitter! On Saturday morning the younger boarders went off with Mrs Hardy to her parents’ farm and the children enjoyed many first time experiences, such as pony rides, stroking the cows and their calves and a ride in a tractor. Almost all the children were involved in matches so Saturday afternoon involved watching the Six Nations (well done, England) and generally lying on the sofas, watching movies and playing games. Sunday saw a lack of enthusiasm from the children when asked what they wanted to do, so I took the lead and off we went to Minehead for a winter walk on the beach. I have to admit, there were a fair few moans but once there, as you can see by the photos, a great time was had by all. Wind swept and cold, we embraced the sea air and played rugby, cricket even a paddle in the sea and a mug of hot chocolate before back on the bus for a late lunch. I had hoped that the children would want to flake out, but sadly not! A game of hockey on the astro and football on the hard court was the answer. Needless to say, they were all in bed on Sunday night with no fuss and quickly fast asleep ready for the last week of this half of term.