It was a quiet week at school last week with the entire Upper School away for their annual Winter Camp. Under the leadership of five seasoned campers who also happen to be their teachers, the students took themselves down to South West Wales to set up camp at the Penquoit Centre.
An initial party arrived ahead of the others in order to make the preparations for the week, and despite a few hiccoughs including a power outage and tidying up in the wake of a
Late in the evening on the day before Christmas, the miserly money-lender Ebenezer Scrooge sits holed up in his bitterly cold office, his long-suffering clerk Bob Cratchit all but chained to his side as he dutifully works the ledgers.
It is the start of A Christmas Carol, and as the faint sound of carols drifts in from some distant room, the students of classes 6, 7, and 8 make their appearance as carol singers shuffling through the snow-filled streets of Victorian
SUNDAY, 30TH NOVEMBER 2014 – In the gathering darkness of a late November evening, members of the school community threaded their way up the street and passed through the school gates, ready for a particularly special evening. Older students acting as ushers beckoned in the waiting crowd, and quietly, they trickled into the softly-lit school hall to take their seats.
In the middle of the hall, across the wooden floorboards, lay the spiral of evergreens so carefully arranged by teachers earlier