Pupils have been enjoying the extra benefits of boarding this week as they take part in activities organised by the school to celebrate National Boarding Week.
On Saturday, having pitched their tents on the school fields with glorious views over the Hampshire countryside, over 50 girls congregated to enjoy a party with camp-fire food and entertainment by local band Court Rogue, which included some staff musicians.
As the evening progressed, participants also took part in a scavenger hunt and created outfits from bin-bags to show-off in a fashion parade. In a tribute to Major Tim Peake’s safe return to Earth from the International Space Station there was also a rocket building and launching competition.Before retiring to their tents girls toasted marshmallows over the camp fire and enjoyed a selection of camp fire stories.
Also, as part of the school’s celebration of National Boarding Week and recent thinking about what St Swithun’s culture means to all pupils and staff the school are compiling a list of “100 things to do before you leave St Swithun’s”. It is intended that the “100 things” act as defining markers of what makes being part of St Swithun’s so unique.