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We join the rest of the nation, and indeed the world, in saying that our thoughts and sympathies are with the Royal… - yesterday


Published on: Friday, December 14, 2018

What a great way to celebrate the end of 2018 with all the boarders gathering together at the boarders Christmas feast. With near 80 children and staff we had a wonderful evening of delicious food, the Headmasters “Hall of Fame”, the infamous Staff Christmas panto and a visit form Santa himself. We would like to wish all of you a very happy Christmas and wonderful New Year.

A message from Snoops

This week has made me realise, even more than ever, just how lucky I am to be a boarder at King’s Hall School.I am not going to say too many words as the pictures will speak for themselves.The week has been action packed with parties, reward times, Christmas lunches, nativity plays and the spectacular boarders feast.I simply loved the boarders feast as I got to eat a special Butternut Box Christmas dinner.This was followed by the staff pantomime, in which I had a walk on bit!Even though my role was a non-speaking part, I think I performed it like a pro! Just as I thought that it was all over, a very special visitor arrived. He was dressed in a red coat, wore a jolly smile and had a flowing, white beard. Can you guess who I am talking about? Well, all that’s left to say is, “Merry Christmas to you all and happy holidays. Woof!”

The Bright Lights of London!

Published on: Monday, December 10, 2018

When the school emptied for long weekend some of our overseas children, who will all be heading home in a week’s time, stayed with the boarding staff for a festive, albeit action-packed, weekend.

On Friday night the children enjoyed pizzas and a well-earned rest. The relaxation period was, however, rather brief as by 7.08 am on Saturday morning everyone was on the train to London to go and see The Snowman at Sadler’s Wells Theatre.

The show was an absolute delight and certainly put everyone in a festive mood. It was then onto Covent Garden where we saw street entertainment and admired the Christmas displays. From there we walked through Leicester Square and onto Regent Street to see the lights. We just had time to make a quick visit to Hamleys before heading to lunch at the Forest Gump themed restaurant, Bubba Gump Shrimp. The food was absolutely delicious and we were thoroughly spoiled.

Although we could have done with a bit of a rest on Sunday after our London adventure, the children were keen to get into town as there were substantial shopping lists to get through: Christmas jumpers, Advent calendars, Christmas cards and Secret Santa presents. Once the mini bus was loaded with all our shopping bags there was just enough time to squeeze in a cinema visit to watch The Grinch, followed by a cheeky McDonalds.

Flip Out

Published on: Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Last weekend, the boarders who were not involved in a match on Saturday had a great time at Taunton museum. On Sunday, as always, everyone had a lovely lie-in, scrumptious breakfast and chilled morning...conserving their energy for the afternoon's excitement. Flip Out was loved by everyone - bouncing on trampolines, walls and each other - and the boarders can't wait to go again! It was definitely a fun-filled weekend, which set everyone up for the week ahead. Then...long weekend here we come!

A message from Snoops our boarding pup

This week has been an absolute blast. As you know, I help Matron with her daily laundry and housekeeping duties but this week has been the best because we have been sorting out all the old duvets, pillows and bedding ready to go to a charity for the homeless. I'm not sure that Matron would report that I've been particularly helpful, but it's been immensely good fun. From a pup's point of view, I can tell you that piles of duvets in the corridors is nearly as exciting a snow and leaves!

The other great thing that happened this week was the Head Girl's birthday pizza party. It was such good fun and I was on hand to clear up all the crumbs and spillages - our cleaners must love me for helping them out!

Finally, as you know PSHE is an important part of the curriculum at King's Hall School. I understand the importance of children and puppies learning how to behave properly and respectfully. I also realise that making apologies when mistakes are made is paramount. For that reason I would like to make an apology to Mr Chippendale for doing one of my upside down acrobatic routines and for putting my head under one of the sofa cushions during the whole school staff meeting earlier in the week. Sorry!

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