June 29th 2017
Each year, Cobham Hall hosts a ‘Boarding Week’, designed to allow Year 7 day girls the chance to experience life as a Boarder. This year, at the suggestion of our current Student Leadership Team, Year 12 also joined the fun!
Both Year groups joined together on Monday evening for paintballing. Guardian Lillie said, “The paint balling was a great chance to bond with the Lower School girls. I think both year groups enjoyed it very much.” It would seem Year 7’s Harmony agreed, “It was really exciting since I have never paint-balled before. At the end by clothes were covered in paint and we had to be hosed down before being allowed back into Boarding!”
For the rest of the week, Year 7 enjoyed a film night, a toboganning outing, play-dough making, and a lunchtime visit from an ice-cream van. For Year 12, a pool party and whole school BBQ were on the agenda. Of course, being at the same time a Spirit Week, Friday afternoon was the annual Staff vs Student Rounders match. With refreshment provided again by a visiting ice-cream van, the staff provided girls with excellent competition with some outstanding catches, but alas, the students were victorious!
Lillie summed the week up, saying, “All in all, Boarding Week was a great way to celebrate the last week of lessons and begin the summer excitement. Day girls got a glimpse of life in boarding and especially loved waking up later! We also loved having Boarding Week and Spirit Week together, as we felt it became a more harmonious and prominent event.”
We look forward to next year’s Boarding Week!