A wet boarding weekend didn’t dampen the spirits

Despite very wet weather, our boarders’ spirits were not to be dampened, as they feasted, bounced and danced the weekend away.

Safari Supper on Saturday

Starting with the Boarders’ Safari Supper on Saturday night, the children were treated to a delicious meal of nachos, ribs, chips and ice-cream.  The meal clearly made a huge impression on one of our boarders. When writing a ‘thank you’ letter to Lara and her catering team, said he thought it had been cooked by Gordon Ramsay.

Dancing in the Staff Common Room

The novelty of eating in different locations was also thoroughly enjoyed, with the Staff Common Room coming out on top in terms of popularity. Once food had been digested, it was time for pupils and Staff to cut some shapes and show off their dance moves.  Next up, was a bit of bouncing on the sofas (sssshhh don’t tell the parents).

A hike around Greenham Common

After a hearty breakfast on Sunday morning, Mr Brown held an energetic and fun session in the Sports Hall. Then after lunch, everyone headed off for a hike around Greenham Common, making a quick pit-stop at the McDonalds drive-through for McFlurries and chips on the way home. Lucky boarders!

Boarders’ Clubs

Boarding life at Elstree is jam-packed full of fun and can start from Year 4. With the option to flexi or termly board, and a huge variety of boarders’ clubs to choose from, there’s never a dull moment.

Boarders’ Clubs on offer include nearly everything you could possibly imagine: Lego, Hama Beads, Art, Chess, News & Views, Film-making, Backgammon, Torchlight Games, Touch Rugby, Nerf Wars, Coopers’ Cooking, Golf, Card Games, Ultimate Frisbee, Football, Table Tennis, Indoor Games, Wide Game and M-Tech. 

Our flexible approach means that children can board anything from one to seven nights a week. They can build up the number of nights that they board gradually, and families are able to find the right balance between school and home life.  Boarding at Elstree also prepares children for boarding at their Senior Schools and beyond.

Can girls board at Elstree too?

Yes, absolutely. Some of our girls board already. Our new girls’ dormitory for boarding is affectionately named ‘Finlay’, after a much-loved former School Nurse.

Independent Schools of the Year Finalist for Boarding 

Elstree School is a finalist in two categories for the Independent Schools of the Year 2020: – Independent Pre-Prep School and Independent Boarding School of the Year. The winners of each category will be announced during the Independent Schools of the Year Virtual Event to be held on Thursday 8th October at 3pm.