Easter 2016

Easter Boarding news

This half term leading up to the Easter holidays has been particularly busy for the Scarborough College boarders. Boarding life is never quiet and family life in our houses just gets more fun and interesting as the year goes on.

A visit to the climbing wall in York was stretching for those that went!

Pottery painting ceramic gifts for their family is always enjoyed and an delightfully unexpected time to just sit and talk without devices!

There has been a real surge in interest for a girls football team and half of the girls who board in Willersley have formed a team that has started to practice on a Friday evening along with the boys and coached by Mr Robinson from the girls house.  This led to an inter-house football competition before the Easter party and the boys were secretly quite impressed!

“The inter house football competition was really enjoyable but tiring, although the girls teams came last, we put up a really good fight and kept the boys on their toes throughout all our games. I really enjoyed the competition as everyone took part and a bit of friendly competition between the houses was exciting and I’m sure we would all agree by saying it was lots of fun and bring on the next football competition” – Hannah

‘The inter house football was definitely a new challenge for me. One of the Willersley house members had set up a girls football training session. We had only been playing for three weeks but I believe our skills had improved in that time! Playing with the boys was quite scary and extremely competitive but in a healthy way. We all connected as a boarding community and it was a very fun afternoon. Although we didn’t win – the girls team can all be very proud of what we achieved and we will look forward to beating the boys at the next inter house football match!’  – Katie

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The annual school public speaking competition this year had a team speaker from Willersley house, Hannah was representing ‘Armstrong House’ and came a very close second with her talk about ‘Obsessions’, the house is very proud of her.

“Taking part in the public speaking competition was scary, it was something I had never done before and something that was miles out of my comfort zone, but in taking part I gained a lot of self confidence and it was a really enjoyable thing to do, speaking in front of that many people isn’t easy, but I loved every second and would jump at the chance to do it again.” – Hannah


We had a new weekend activity this term, aimed particularly at the upper sixth, a day of cooking in preparation for university.  Pupils could choose from a variety of dishes from Coq au vin to Chili and desserts ranged from brownies to pavlova. We used the Malton Cookery School for our day of culinary delights and it was a great success.

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‘I extremely enjoyed the cookery school in Malton. It was definitely a new experience for me – I’d never done anything like it. It was fun and I got a bit stressing at times which I’m sure happens a lot when you cook for yourself. I believe it helped us get an insight into life after boarding and what we could do and be able to achieve for ourselves when we get a flat of our own. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and I would definitely do it again!’ – Katie


The girls house chose to have an action movie night this half term, while the boys hosted an Arabic night in Weaponness.  It is always nice to stay in and chill and the boarders love a break from routine.

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The last Sunday of the term was the busiest, with a trip to the Sea Life Center in the morning, the inter-house football competition in the afternoon and the boarder’s Easter party in the evening.  A fab fun way to finish of a crazy term.

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