Boarding fun at Bromsgrove School

Posted on 12th Feb 2021 in School News, Boarding, United Kingdom

Bromsgrove School is proud to be one of the finest boarding schools in the UK with pupils coming from over 50 nationalities to live and learn at the School.

There are currently over 100 international boarders in residence, all of whom have been at School since the start of January and some of whom even spent the Christmas holidays at School. The boarders at Bromsgrove, just like the rest of the UK population, have had to become accustomed to new routines and procedures. Many of their friends are not on site and of course, no day pupils are at School but they are keeping busy and are well protected in their boarding house bubbles. When the pupils returned to School in January all underwent covid PCR tests and followed travel quarantine guidance, the School has its own centre for weekly lateral flow testing of pupils and staff.

Life is never dull for the young people who call Bromsgrove School home, and at the moment the staff who are looking after the boarders are coming up with many inspiring ways of making sure that they remain happy and well. Recent activities have included a wellness day – decorating love stones with messages of happiness, quiz and film nights in the boarding houses and of course they are lucky to have such extensive grounds to exercise and play in – the recent snow was an opportunity for snow man building and sledging.

Meanwhile the girls’ sports department are on a mission to walk the world virtually, with all the countries that we have boarders from, being visited along the way. So far the activity, in which all the girls’ log their cardio activities, are added up to miles walked, and their efforts have already taken them through fifteen countries, starting in Bromsgrove and heading east through Europe with the next stop being Ukraine. The route will continue across the Middle and Far East and Australasia before going to America and then heading back to England. This is an exciting challenge for all the girls and demonstrates to all the pupils how far from home some of our pupils are.

Half Term is planned to be a restful week for the 100 boarders who will remain at School, with many activities planned on site – from tennis to trampolining and badminton to baking, the youngsters are looking forward to logging off from their virtual lessons and enjoying some free time – we are hoping for good weather but we are certain no-one will complain if there is more snow over the holiday!

To follow the cardio challenge on Instagram: #Bromssport