Claus’ Christmas Rock Around & Christmas Splendour

A busy open boarding weekend saw a mass of children crowd round the microphones and dance the night away. Having eaten splendid party food and having chomped through personalised gingerbread biscuits created by the kitchen staff, the children gathered in a room filled with balloons and the DJ pumped up the volume as the party goers rocked. Classic tunes such as ‘Galway Girl’ and ‘We Are The Champions’ were performed with great gusto as the roof rocked along with some ACDC sung, with horror, by members of staff who were cajoled into the limelight. The children enjoyed the evening and the Year 8’s danced on until the last number of the night saw them amass in a group dancing serenely before bouncing up and down like zombies. This continued for several minutes before they arrived in their dorms and slept soundly.

Sunday morning rose as did the boarders in their pyjamas for breakfast and having filled themselves with sausages, eggs, beans, mushrooms and many more such things, they travelled to church at Brettenham. A beautiful reading by Anthony and good singing of hymns was followed by tea, coffee and cakes before returning to school. After lunch the children went Christmas shopping in Bury which finished off with a trip to the hot chocolate house which the children loved. As the weekend drew to a close the boarders rested in front of a film in preparation for the festive weeks ahead. Since the weekend the decorating has been gathering pace and some grottos are beginning to look a lot like Christmas has descended and the boys and girls will need to remember that the judging will take place next week and winners will be revealed.

We have also celebrated with those individual boarders who have become more independent within the boarding house and have been kind and helpful to staff and friends alike. We travelled to Bildeston for a special breakfast treat with six star boarders gathered from all three boarding houses. Pancakes, syrup and wonderful waffles were indulged in by Nico, Evalina, William R, William C, Tiara and George R as an end of term treat for their efforts.


It has been an enjoyable and fun term within the boarding houses and on behalf of the boarding house staff we would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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