It has been another busy week in the boarding house and with both of our big industrial washing machines not working, Matron has had her work cut out for her but, as ever, she has risen to the challenge and is still smiling!
Sunday was the most beautiful autumnal day and the children enjoyed a kick around on the astro before lunch. Year 8 all disappeared to a party in the afternoon, giving the younger ones a free rein as to what they would like to do. They decided that they would like to go to the cinema to see Johnny English Strikes Again (and sneak in a bag of tuck!)
By Sunday night, exhaustion had kicked in and it was early to bed for everyone.
A message from Snoop
Hello friends, I hope you have all had a good week. On a more serious note than usual I would like to share some information that I have learned alongside the children this week. Did you know that dogs were some of the hardest and most trusted workers in World War 1? The most popular dogs were medium sized (like me). Casualty dogs were trained to find wounded or dying soldiers on the battlefield. They carried medical equipment so an injured soldier could treat himself and they would also stay beside a dying soldier to keep him company. I have worn a poppy on my collar with respect and pride for those that have lost their lives in past wars.