Archive for the ‘Boarding’ Category

Boarders Go Great Big Tree Climbing

On a glorious Sunday afternoon on 15th May the boarders escaped to do some Great Big Tree Climbing at Grey Court National Trust house near Henley. They ascended...

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Year 8 Big Weekend

A huge thank you to Downe House for an enjoyable and relaxed Saturday evening. Under the warm early summer sun the Year 8  boys and girls mingled effortlessly...

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Open Boarding Weekend

What a very enjoyable weekend to start off the term! The ingredients were very simple: a barbecue (albeit indoor), a camp fire with mountains of marshmallows, ...

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Boarders’ Open Weekend

For the final Open Weekend of the Lent Term, the boarders enjoyed a fabulous supper prepared by the catering team and were thoroughly spoiled! Once everyone was...

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Year 8 Casino Royale Big Weekend

With the McMullen Hall spruced up so it had more than a passing resemblance to Las Vegas’s Bellagio, the scene was set on Saturday evening for another Casino ...

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Year 7 Big Weekend

The Year 7s put down their dumbbells to plan an Escape from Alcatraz – a glorious chance to run around the school with the lights off and collect various esca...

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Boarders Take to the Slopes at the Weekend!

A wonderful weekend was had by all in the boarding house as the boys, along with Mr Williams and Miss T, took to Hemel Hempstead Snow Centre to traverse the slo...

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PALS visit Elstree

On Saturday, 16th January we welcomed PALS to Elstree.  We all had fun.  We played games like ‘who can build the tallest bamboo tower’ and we all ...

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Open Weekend

On Saturday, 16th January the boys donned their flat caps and rubbed their hands together for our annual Race Night, led expertly by lead bookie Mr Bates. The c...

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Boarders’ Carols

The calm, quiet climax of the boarders’ diary is the Boarders’ Carols and Readings in pyjamas and dressing gowns. Meeting in the front hall in the candl...

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