Just before half term, while the older boarders were away on a residential trip, we welcomed many new boys for a taster experience of the wonderful world that is boarding at Pilgrims’.
The enthusiasm and energy were palpable with free time in the evenings filled with scooter rallies, penalty shoot-outs, and an inordinate amount of table tennis. Undoubtedly the highlight of the boys' taster stay (closely followed by the array of options for supper) was spending time in the dorms with their new roommates and playing with their new friends in the house. Alpine at Q School and Sports and Tintin at Main School became boarding sanctuaries filled with the sound of lots of laughter (which was later followed by snores!) and the lovely sight of bedtime stories being eagerly devoured. One Year 3 boy asked the next morning, “Do the boarders have this much fun all of the time?” Of course they do!
Thanks for the memories, boys, we hope you enjoyed the start of your boarding adventure, and we look forward to welcoming you back when you join one of the boarding houses. Sign up soon, we have very few beds left for 2021 and 2022!