Manor Round Up
It has been a very busy second half of term for all of Dauntsey's pupils, and the boarders at the Manor are no exception! Here is a summary round-up and picture gallery of some of the fun activities that our Manor pupils have enjoyed since half term.
On Saturday 25 February the boys and girls did a ‘night hike’ with Mr Moore followed by hot chocolate as a reward!
Pancake evening was as popular as ever, with Mrs Sampson and Miss McNichol leading the way!
On Saturday 4 March, Miss Leman and Mr Braby hosted the Manor International Supper, which had a Spanish theme this year – they were supported by a number of our boys and girls, who helped them plan...and spend money on the fun activities (and treats) on offer! It was a lovely event, and as always a lively and loud affair, with music, games and fun for everyone.
The Manor pupils thoroughly enjoyed hosting and participating in the Lower School ‘Wide Game’ on Tuesday 7 March.
The ‘Manor Cookery Day’ was on Sunday 12 March, which Miss Seager organised and managed with Mrs Hurst. The boys and girls chose three courses to make and prepare - garlic bread, burritos and eton mess, which they enjoyed eating on the Sunday night.
On Friday 17 March our Manor pupils invited current First Form day pupils who would like to experience boarding at The Manor for half a term during the academic year 2017/18, i.e. their Second Form year, to a Tea Party at the Manor. Everyone had hot chocolate and cookies together and then dispersed throughout the Manor's beautiful grounds and building to explore and have fun.
The Award offers full boarding at no additional charge to the day fee and day pupils apply by completing an application form and having an interview with the Head of the Lower School, Eleni Conidaris and Housemaster of the Manor, Adam Hurst.
Awards will be announced by May half-term.
On Friday 17 March, the Manor boys and girls played ‘Hurst Hunt’ for the first time in 2017, dodging prefects and staff in the dark, whilst trying to get back to their ‘treasure’. Despite the wind and drizzle, it was a fun and frenzied evening outside!
Manor’s Got Talent grand finale was on Saturday 18 March. The field had been narrowed to 13 acts, with a bonus performance from last year's winners, Ollie Harding and Katie Choi. The variety and quality of the acts was excellent, with dances, comedy sketches, songs, instrumentals, poetry recitals just some of the highlights. In the end, and after a lovely duet by Ollie and Katie to cap the night off, Max Moseley was crowned winner with his impressions!
Another wonderful Manor event, organised superbly - in her usual understated fashion - by Miss Leman, and both pupils and parents were treated to a warm, fun and entertaining evening.
All the winners
Thank you to Mr and Mrs Hurst and all the Manor tutors and staff for making this term, once again, so extremely enjoyable for our Lower School boarding pupils.