Published on 20/07/23
The boarders have enjoyed a diverse programme of activities this year. Denise Hammersley, Head of Boarding, tells us more.
On the cultural front, there have been visits to The Fitzwilliam Museum with one of our graduate assistants, who is an art historian, and a classical music concert at Clare Hall College, at which the programme centrepiece was Quartet for the End of Time by the Twentieth Century French composer Olivier Messiaen. Whilst cinema visits have included Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Thor: Love and Thunder there have been local outings to see the Bonfire Night firework display on Midsummer Common and visits the Botanic Garden.
On the morning of the 6 May, boarding students visited Ely. The Cathedral was open to the public, and they joined hundreds of others to watch the live-streaming of King Charles’ coronation ceremony on a big screen. The cathedral was decorated to mark the occasion with floral displays depicting the official Coronation emblem.
The boarders have undertaken numerous sporting activities including ten-pin bowling, archery and a visit to Grafham Water’s indoor climbing centre. They also participated in the boarders’ weekend badminton and basketball sessions, with many playing in the Sixth Form Basketball Team. In addition, seventeen boarders joined the school ski trip to Sestriere, Italy in December.
In-house activities have included karaoke evenings, board games nights and table football tournaments. Boarders gathered at Kirby’s Dining Room to celebrate the Lunar New Year festival over some delicious Asian snacks. Whilst some played Mah-jongg and others watched a film together, there was also the writing of good wishes for the New Year in Chinese calligraphy.
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