Boarding at Bromsgrove has been bustling with end of term excitement this week and students across all year groups have been taking part in a range of activities to celebrate the end of the academic year. We are all looking forward to a well deserved rest and spend time with our families and friends. We hope that the boarding students embrace all of the opportunities the holidays bring them and try something new. We hope that everyone comes back refreshed for the new academic year ready for new challenges and opportunities.
We are excited for a number of renovations that will be taking place over the summer break. We are planning to renovate a number of bedrooms in Windsor House to make more spaces for students, especially Sixth Formers. There will also be some renovations to Tudor House including the installation of some windows to help increase the amount of light on each floor. We can’t wait to see what a difference all of the improvements will make!
This last week of term has been incredibly busy with students packing, celebrating with a range of end of school events, packing up and attending the Boarding Awards Evening. On Wednesday night, we had our Boarding Awards Ceremony and enjoyed an incredible wonderful meal together: well done to everyone who was nominated or won an award!
We have had over 42 incredible boarding trips this year and have thoroughly enjoyed spending time off site together. Our trips have included learning more about Thai culture, taking part in community service trips, going to water parks and of course shopping! We have loved welcoming a number of day students to these trips this term and hope that even more day students can join us one Saturday next year. Please check our Facebook page regularly for updates (https://www.facebook.com/BISTBoarding2017to2018/).
Our fun filled weeks are only possible with the support of our incredible Boarding Staff Team and the support from Day School Teachers who all work together to assist the students in the evenings. We would like to thank each and everyone of them for the help and encouragement they offer: helping students with their Academic Development; playing sports with them in the Sports Hall; waking sleepy students up in the morning; taking students to hospital; translating messages for parents; or ironing hundreds of shirts! Alongside the support students receive from the staff at Bromsgrove, we would like to thank all of the parents and carers for encouraging the boarding students to embrace the different aspects of Boarding life.
We wish you a wonderful holiday and look forward to welcoming you back in August.
Ms Drew and Ms Gwilliam
Heads of Boarding