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Autumn term 2017

We are pleased to welcome so many new boarders into our community this term from all over the world as well as close to home with the introduction of our new London weekly boarding package!

We are joined this year by Graduate Assistant, Miss Drury who specialises in maths and dance and is already a firm favourite amongst our boarding community.

Visits have included a trip to HMS Belfast, London Dungeons, Oxford Street and Covent Garden. We have visited the new and improved Bracknell Lexicon, as well as showing our new boarders Reading and Wokingham shopping centres. The rugby match we attended proved so popular that we are returning next term! We had fun at the Bath Christmas Market and the final trip to Brighton to see The Sea Life Centre completes our exploration of English culture.

We ran our first ‘personalised room competition’ this term, which was won by Henar and Paloma who enjoyed their prize of a voucher for Costa.

A big shout out to all our visiting flexi boarders this term – we have loved having you to stay and look forward to your return visits.

Mrs Lara Price, Head of Boarding

Summer term 2017

I am excited to be the new Boarding Prefect for this year, with Winnie as deputy. We are pleased to be working with Mrs Price, the Head of Boarding to help keep all the boarders happy and relaxed.

New boarders from China, Hong Kong, Russia and France joined our boarding family this term. The new members settled in very quickly and have particularly enjoyed the trips and social activities. It is good to see them mixing with other year groups and they have become happier and happier as the term progressed.

In May, we held a Eurovision Song Contest party and Mrs Price particularly enjoyed learning some new dance moves and yodelling. There have been lots of birthdays during the term, so ice-creams and cakes have been provided at supper to celebrate, with the whole boarding family singing Happy Birthday to the birthday girl or boy.

We have enjoyed several Friday trips to the cinema, which is especially popular with some of the younger boarders. We have also have been to Thorpe Park, Go Ape adventure trail, ice skating and shopping. The Sixth Formers have particularly enjoyed the chance to relax away from their studies.

We wish the graduate assistants the very best of luck in the future – Miss Simpson, as she heads off to a summer camp in Canada and Mr Meredith, who has provided lots of sporting entertainment for the boarders in the evenings and weekends.

We will very much miss the Year 13 boarders who are leaving our family. After all the hard work of writing personal statements and completing their A-levels, we wish them well in their new journeys.

I am delighted that the Year 11 boarders are staying to become our Sixth Formers next year, I hope they all have a nice break from GCSEs and return ready to be our senior boarders next term.

I wish all the boarders and day pupils a happy summer holiday.

Vera, Senior Boarder

Spring term 2017

My second year at Luckley has gone by like the wind, and it has been an amazing and unforgettable experience for me, helping me to become a more independent individual. Through my role as Senior Boarder, I have learnt how to take care of the juniors and new boarders by helping them to settle into boarding life at Luckley. I help them to interact with other boarders from a diverse multi-cultural background.

The boarding staff have been a great help, providing me with support and guidance to become the best leader I can be. I would especially like to thank our Head of Boarding, Mrs Price for appointing me as Senior Boarder and also for organising so many trips. These have created the wonderful memories that I will keep forever. Moreover, I would like to thank all the boarding staff for taking care of us this past year.

We have welcomed many new boarders over the past year, from a variety of places around the world, including the UK, Spain, Germany, Hong Kong, China and Russia. It has been a pleasure meeting them all and learning about their cultures. With so many new boarders joining, our ‘boarding family’ has become larger and we have had lots of fun – I look forward to welcoming more boarders next term.

We have enjoyed many trips this term, such as ice skating,
“The Clink”, Westfields Shopping Centre, chocolate making in Wargrave, Gravity Force and cinema trips. These outings are great fun and give us all an opportunity to escape the pressure of revision and relax with our friends.

I hope the new senior boarder enjoys the role as much as I have – I wish him or her every success!

Tammy, Senior Boarder