Boarding Update – Start of Academic Year 2018/19

September 3, 2018

We have continued to grow as a boarding community this term and it has been wonderful welcoming a large number of new students to Bromsgrove. It has been a delight to see old students and new students making friends and supporting each other in their daily lives. We are proud of the supportive environment that we have developed in boarding and would like to thank all of the students for caring for each other throughout the term.

The students and staff have worked hard together this term to provide a wide range of extracurricular activities for the boarders. Thursday Team Time has continued to be a highlight of the week with House Captains planning and delivering a range of competitions for everyone to get involved in. Some of the most popular evenings have included a basketball tournament, Thai games for Loy Krathong, and a spooky Halloween Party.

Weekend trips have continued to be a popular part of the week in boarding and staff and students have had the opportunity to visit a range of places in and around Bangkok. Some of our favourite trips of the term included: Laser Tag, Bounce, Cartoon Network and Escape Hunt. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the boarding staff and day teachers for attending these trips and allowing so many of our boarders the chance to go out over the weekend.

We have also been happy to provide a number of volunteering opportunities this term allowing students the chance to support others in the wider community. One of these trips was to a school for visually impaired and blind students. It was an excellent learning opportunity for our students to try to support them with their learning and spend time with people different to themselves. The Boarding Student Leadership Team also helped arrange a trip to a charity concert to help raise money for Operation Smile which allowed students to give to a worthwhile cause whilst having fun. We are already excited to see what trips and visits we will have next term.

Boarding at Bromsgrove is supported by an enormous team which includes: boarding staff, nurses, administration team members, maintenance staff, laundry and cleaning staff, teachers and the Epicure catering team. I am sure you all join me in thanking all of these people for their hard work and dedication in supporting the boarders during their time at school. All of the boarding team would also like to take this opportunity thank all of the parents for their support this term, we are looking forward to working together with you next term.

We hope that all of the boarding community have a wonderful December break and enjoy spending time with their friends and family. We are already looking forward to welcoming you all back in January 2019 and meeting the new boarding students who will join the boarding family in just a few weeks.

I wish you all the best for 2019,

Ms Georgina Drew
Head of Boarding