Our first term back to school has certainly been an unprecedented one, with adjustments made to the way boys learn, dine, take part in sports and move about the school. Dark nights and colder weather also bring additional challenges, and so promoting mental and physical health is a priority.

The spirit of our Boarding Houses has been wonderful to witness – seeing the boys all pull together as boarding families to get through these strange times has been inspiring. For our overseas boarders in particular, this has been especially important as seeing their families during the school holidays was not always possible and so we remained open at half-term for those boys who needed us.

It proved an amazing half-term for those boarders who stayed with us. Over 60 teaching and support staff members freely volunteered their holiday time to create activities for the boys and to help look after them, showing the strength of our community.

The boys were able to have a good rest as well as some fun along the way with a varied and full plan of activities to choose from. Apparently, archery tag, rock climbing and drone racing were their favourites!

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