Next week is National Boarding week…

Posted: 14th June, 2016. Topics:

… and Schools around the country are doing lots of things in celebration of this week and the fact that the BSA is fifty years old!

Abbotsholme like many schools will be getting involved to promote this unique part of our Independent School experience and education.

We start the week of celebrations with a boarding BBQ on Sunday and end the week with some shopping in Liverpool!

Monday is dress in green day for Barnardos, and Tuesday is a Bake Off! Wednesday boarders are burying a time capsule of boarding memories and Thursday a special trip is planned in celebration.

Boarding is very different to twenty years ago when some of my colleagues experienced boarding. They only have fond memories of boarding at their schools but do say that the provision, care, activities and boarding accommodation is so much better than it was. Weekends back in the day had very few organised trips. One colleague recounts a weekend which included breakfast, prep, lunch, shopping in town, supper and tv, breakfast, church, lunch, nothing and then prep! Very different to the Abbotsholme weekends and boarding school weekends around the country which are jam packed with activities, trips, games and events!

Tune in next week to hear more about boarding…

Hirch – the dog that blogs

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