Diary of a Boarder

Why did you want to go to boarding school?

I was about nine when I started boarding at school. I liked the idea of having a family of friends around me. My Dad started boarding when he was 7, my older brother started at 9 like me and my little brother too.

What is your boarding house like?

My house is pretty big here at Downside, there is a lovely family atmosphere. Miss Ball makes amazing food – the bakery items are the best!

Which lessons do you enjoy the most, and why?

My favourite lessons are music and theatre, I feel like I want to do that when I’m older

What happens after school? And in the evenings?

In the evenings we have Prep and then Activities for the Juniors to help us wind down after the long day at school.

What do you do at the weekend?

In the weekend we go on trips – usually on a Sunday – go to cool places like Splashdown.

How do you keep in contact with them?

I keep in touch with my family on my iPad and phone…facetime.

What’s the best thing about being a boarder?

I love activities with Miss Carminati, Miss Parsons and Mr Potts, general fun things.

Would you recommend it to others?

The best thing about boarding is to be with friends, I would really recommend it to others.

A First Form Boarder