Boarding Blog Archive
A Weekend to Remember
Published on: Monday, November 23, 2020
A weekend with a difference! While most of our boarders went home at the weekend, due to Covid restrictions 12 children remained with us at school. Obviously this was hard for the children and so Mrs M and team set about making it a weekend to remember.
With the children being given the opportunity to make the choices and rules, this had been in a weekend in the making for some weeks.
"All I can say is thank goodness for Amazon! Over the last few weeks the children have been planning and doing a huge amount of online shopping. Our Saturday afternoon activity was model-making and each child chose an Airfix or wooden model to make. So with the record player on (that in itself was a history lesson in the making!) and constant chatter, there was the occasional outburst of singing and eventually some very good models created, which were painted and left to dry.
Amazon also provided the children with Christmas jumpers, hats and glasses – they had great fun trying them all on ready for the last week of term and we did take the opportunity to do a quick photo shoot! Everyone ordered a gingerbread house which turned into a competition and we had some very elaborate houses that caught the eyes of the judges and luckily photos were taken in haste as many began to show nibble marks – by the end of the evening they had totally disappeared!"
"Food played a big part; requests were made for homemade soup, Chinese takeaway and pizzas, not to mention treat boxes, cereals and crumpets. Miss Biggs and I had a great weekend and I know the children did to. They were thoroughly spoilt and absolutely deserved every minute of it. A weekend to remember for all of us."