It's a Boarder's World!
Seas the Day!
Our boarders have had a fulfilling first half of term, which has seen everything from snow days to delicious Chinese feasts.
However, to start off the year the boarders took a trip to Minehead, where despite the cold weather, the children got back into the swing of school life by enjoying a morning at the beach. Rock climbing, wave dodging and football were all on the agenda, as well as a delicious picnic.
Clip & Climb
The following week it was time to unleash our adventurous streak! After a leisurely breakfast, our boarders set off for a day of climbing at Exeter’s famous Clip ‘n Climb adventure centre.
The vertical playground was a unique and extraordinary experience for the pupils, many of whom has never climbed before. Home to challenges including Stairway to Heaven, Spaghetti Junction, and Leap of Faith, the centre proved the perfect place for both the young and the young at heart.
Snow Much Fun!
Plans came to a halt in early February as we experienced the first snowfall of the season. For many it was the first seeing, feeling and throwing of snow. There really was no better place than King’s Hall to enjoy the thrill and chills of snowball fights … even Snoops ventured out into the white stuff!
It seemed like Christmas again – the boarders settled down on the Friday evening with a delightful roast dinner and some board games. Starting with Cluedo, it was safe to say that we had a few cunning detectives in our midst. There was also time for a movie marathon and games in the sports hall.
Chinese New Year Celebrations
Once the snow had melted, it was then time for our Chinese New Year celebrations. To welcome in the Year of the Pig, the King’s Hall Chinese pupils were invited to King’s College for a delightfully festive supper.
Here they enjoyed a delicious selection of traditional cuisine including Chinese chilli beef, mushroom chow mein and assorted dim sums. Later the next week the boarders also enjoyed another festive dinner, which was kindly cooked by Viphy, Zhie, and Chi's grandma, Mrs Li.
Boys (and Girls) and their toys!
It definitely was a case of “boys (and girls) and their toys”, when a remote control racecourse was set up in the sports hall as we neared the half term break.
Completing lap after lap, burning rubber in their race to the checkered flag, the speed demons learned the true discipline of driving, and now have a new-found respect for parking. The course marshals were on hand to ensure there was no dangerous driving, and helped everyone to stay on the right track (pardon the pun!)