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Our boarders take to the trapeze

Last Saturday the boarders took a wet trip to Eaton Vale. The activities that lay ahead were trapeze and archery. As it was a rainy day and the activities were outside, the boarders got soaked, even before they had begun!

The trapeze was fairly straight forward because all you had to do was climb a ladder, stand on a platform and then jump and reach for the trapeze bar hanging across from you. It was very scary and a few of the boarders hung to the ladder like a monkey and wouldn’t move! While some people didn’t managed to reach the bar everyone tried their best.

Zoe Baker (Year 8)

Last weekend we went to do archery; it was really fun! We played lots of different games like the cake game and the balloon game. We all had a great time, even though it was pouring with rain and very cold!

Cecilia de Cabo
(Year 10)
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Boarders visit Blickling Hall

On a cold but sunny Saturday the boarders, accompanied by Mr and Mrs Crump and Mrs Swallow, ventured out to Blickling Hall near Cromer. Once in the ownership of the famous Boleyn family, this magnificent early seventeenth century stately home provided plenty to interest the girls.

After a picnic in the orchard, they explored the grand interior, making good use of the friendly and informative guides stationed in each room. They  were lucky enough to be in the long gallery when a lutenist, dressed in period costume, was providing a melodious background to the impressive and valuable library of leather-bound volumes.

After the inside tour, a walk in the grounds allowed a group to make use of the hall’s croquet set, provided for the entertainment of visitors.  A visit to the well-equipped shop rounded off an enjoyable and informative afternoon.

See more photos from the trip.

Mr Crump
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Boarders visit Eaton Vale

A couple of weekends ago the boarders spent the afternoon at Eaton Vale Activity Centre. All of our girls joined in and were divided into two groups to take part in some climbing challenges. Even those who were scared of heights had a go!

See more photos from the day here.

Mrs Swallow
Senior Housemistress
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Boarders do battle in the dark

Last weekend the boarders spent the afternoon at Laserquest in Norwich. The staff and pupils battled it out. The red team won.

We all had a brilliant time and we look forward to going back there again soon.

Emily Catlin
Year 8 boarder
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Boarders get on their bikes

Last weekend some of our boarders enjoyed what’s left of the summer sunshine when they went for a bike ride in Wells-next-the-Sea. See more photos of the day.boarders-bike-ride8


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Riding the rollercoasters

Just another fun day out for our boarders at Pleasurewood Hills last term.Boarders-pleasurewood-hills


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Boarders’ Christmas outing to Cambridge

Our boarders headed to Cambridge last Saturday, for their Christmas dinner and some last minute present buying!

As well as enjoying an interesting Mexican meal and the many festive markets, Angel and Zoe, two of our boarders, also found time to inspect Cambridge’s Trinity College.Boarders-in-Cambridge