Term 1 – end of term update from Heads of Boarding
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 term. We are all frantically packing and preparing to head home for some well deserved rest and to 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. During some of the relaxation time in their holiday we hope that each boarder spends a little time reflecting on their personal achievements this term and thinks about what they want to achieve in Term 2. Each student has made excellent progress this term in both the academic and social aspects of their lives and we would like them to come back to school in January well rested and prepared for the challenges that next term might entail.
Throughout this term we have made lots of efforts to update the facilities and resources in the Boarding houses. During the Christmas break, this will continue with some decorating and general upkeep of both houses, as well as the installation of windows in Tudor House to help increase the amount of light on each floor. We can’t wait to see what a difference these small improvements will make!
This last week of term has been incredibly busy with students packing, baking Christmas snacks, decorating the houses and preparing for a range of activities at school. We have also enjoyed a few Christmas movies to get us ready for the holidays, whilst improving our English! On Wednesday night, we had our Christmas Awards ceremony and a wonderful meal from Epicure: well done to everyone who was nominated or won an award!
The weekends at Bromsgrove are never quiet and we have offered a range of trips for students to attend this term. We have seen students supporting local charities at Paper Ranger, shopping in our favourite malls and enjoying laser tag with their friends in the city- just to name a few highlight. 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 in Term 2. Please check our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/BISTBoarding2017to2018/) regularly for updates.
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 support they offer from: 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 all the best for 2018,
Ms Drew and Miss Gemma