At the end of each half of term we like to put together a summary round-up and picture gallery of some of the fun activities that our Manor pupils have enjoyed.
On Friday 21 April, the Manor had a great fun Easter Egg Hunt, where 68 Manor boarders competed in teams for the 188 hidden eggs and 1 golden egg!
A number of Manor pupils volunteered to compete in the ‘lip-sync’ battles that took place on Friday 28 April. They took to the stage with Miss Coni, who was battling it out against our Second Master, Mr McFarland…but sadly Mr McFarland’s Summer of ‘69 was just too good.
On Thursday 4 May we had the Lower School Dance Show. This, as always, was a great spectacle for parents and staff to enjoy, and was an evening full of energy and excitement. Pupils prepared for the show during the Spring Term both in lessons and in their extra-curricular clubs. The show presented a huge variety of dance styles and really showed off the talents and versatility of our pupils. The audience enjoyed contemporary, musical theatre, ballet and street dance to name but a few. This year’s show worked around the theme of ‘When I Grow Up’ and some dances took inspiration from professions such as lawyers, teachers and dentists, whilst others took theirs from astronauts, rugby players and spies.
On Tuesday 9 May, The Manor General Knowledge team emerged victorious in the Lower School Competition, gaining valuable points in the Rendell Trophy. Well done to Max, Tabby, Josh, Grace, Georgina and Alex for their efforts!
The Manor Marathon was on Sunday 14 May, with around 30 boys and girls cycling back to The Manor from Bath, and around 12 running a 10km route back to the House. By 1:00pm all the cyclists and runners were back, ready to enjoy a lovely BBQ (and a few drinks) on the lawn at the front of The Manor…just as the heavens opened!
On the last night before half-term, following a week of exams for our First and Second Form pupils, there was much laughter and excitement as The Annual Duck Race took place, in glorious sunshine, at The Manor. Manorites watched nervously as 25 ducks raced their way downstream to the finish line at the bridge. There were a few nail-biting moments as the ducks got tangled on the banks of the stream, but the pupils were quick to offer their assistance to free them – at one point, there were more pupils than ducks in the stream! Winning duck owners, Emmanuel, Seb, Maddie and Olivia, were delighted with their chocolate prizes and are already training their ducks ready for next year’s race. Following the race there was an outside tea on the lawn, then it was all-go on the infamous water slide for an hour of slipping and sliding! The First Formers then had ice cream as a treat from their tutors, before everyone headed to bed, exhausted but very happy!
Throughout the past few weeks, we have also had a number of film and treat nights, and our third Formers have enjoyed supper nights with The Hursts.
Thank you to Mr and Mrs Hurst and all the Manor tutors and staff for making this half of term, once again, so extremely enjoyable for our Lower School boarding pupils.