What our Boarders Say!

English

I started full boarding when I was 11 because my Dad is in the forces and we could move quite far away. I found boarding hard at first because I felt quite homesick, but I was surrounded with people who felt the same way and I now feel like the boarding house is my second home.  It is very homely and like a community, and because the boarding house is quite small everyone is very close and we know each other really well.

I love boarding. I always feel welcome, my roommates feel like my sisters and we get on well in boarding and during school. My room is very comfortable and we have a lot of space and time to do work and chill out with friends. The staff are very friendly and we always have someone to talk to if something is worrying or upsetting us.

My Typical Day: We wake up at 7.30am and get ready for school. We do our hair in the mirrors and then go downstairs for breakfast at 8am. There is always a lot of choice for food, including vegetarian options and fruit. We go to school at 8.45am and have lessons until the school day finishes at 4pm. We have a choice of after school clubs and extended day activities which run from 4.30pm until 5.30pm. Our dinner is at 6pm, followed by prep until 7.45pm.  After that we go upstairs and we have free time for showers, calls to our family, or time with friends before we go to bed at 9pm. Our weekends are very chilled out. We usually go out on trips on Saturdays, have a variety of interesting visitors or in-school activities on Sundays, and on Friday nights we watch films in the common room, and sometimes bake.

I take part in many clubs, such as rounders, cricket, trampolining, climbing wall, outdoor fun and games, badminton and I am considering starting to go to football. I also play the guitar and am in the senior choir.

I see my family every third or fourth weekend (on ‘Quiet Weekend’) and I speak to them regularly. I think the best thing about boarding is the friendships you make which you keep for life.  I would recommend this school to anyone if they would like a small school where they can really shine. Luckley has great sporting facilities and arts such as drama, art, textiles, photography and music. You can do a wide range of music lessons like singing, guitar, piano, flute, violin, etc.
Phoebe, Year 8

German

Wir, Juli (15) und Johanna (15) sind zwei Schuelerinnen aus Frankfurt und Herford und seit drei Monaten hier in Luckley.

Wir haben unsere Zeit hier sehr genossen und viele neue internationale freundschaften geschlossen. Im internat lernt man sehr schnell nette leute kennen, denn alle hier sind offen und herzlich. Ob beim gemeinsamen Zusammensitzen, backen oder Filme gucken – die Atmosphaere ist immer warm und froehlich. An den Wochenenden machen wir gemeinsame.

ausfluege (z.b. Gravity Force, London Zoo, Harrods oder Schlittschuhlaufen), was die Gemeinschaft noch weiter staerkt. Nicht nur die Fotos die man gemeinsam gemacht hat, sondern vor allem die Erinnerungen die einen verbinden, weiden dafuer sorgen, dass man die Menschen, die man hier kennengelernt hat, nicht aus den Augen verliert.
Wir bedanken uns bei allen, die diese Zeit so unvergesslich gemacht haben.
Juli and Johanna, Year 10

Spanish

Hola!
Somos Paula y Mireya. Hemos pasado el primer trimestre del año 2016 en Luckley House School. Ésta ha sido una experiencia inolvidable, hemos hecho muchísimos amigos de otros países y hemos mejorado mucho nuestro inglés. Estar en boarding* es muy divertido, hemos hecho muchas actividades en grupo y hemos visitado muchos lugares alrededor de Londres. Además hemos hecho muchas actividades dentro del colegio como trampolining, fotografía, escalada, baloncesto, cocina, etc. Los domingos solíamos ir a Wokingham, que es un pueblo tranquilo pero con muchas cosas que hacer. Cuando queríamos ir de compras íbamos a Reading, una ciudad a menos de 20 minutos en tren. Sin duda nos ha encantado todo y repetiríamos otra vez.
* i.e. ser interna
Paula, Year 10

Cantonese

我加入了Luckley House School兩年了, 我在這裡度過了美好的時光,比如認識新朋友,去一些活動,例如 Winter Wonderland, Thorpe Park, London Zoo, Harry Potter’s World 等等。這兩年我和朋友們經歷了最好和最壞的日子,如果你有任何問題,始終有人會在你身邊-那就是寄宿老師們。這些老師們是非常好人,或者有時候你們會想他們煩一點,但他們永遠會在你最需要的時候在你們身邊。我喜歡這裏的寄宿生活因爲你可以認識很多新朋友和可以參加很多不同的活動。所以,你還不快加入我們?
Tamar, Year 10