In this section you will find some information about the pastoral side of a boarder's life at Oswestry School. Please look around for a selection of activities the boarders have been involved in.
Boarding staff try to include a diverse selection of activities throughout the year, to give students a wide selection of situations to complement their academic learning in a more informal mannar. The main ethos behind these activities is to build an understanding of the world around us in an enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere. To this end, the boarders themselves are encouraged to suggest trips that they would like to go on, or activities that they would like to take part in. If these suggestions prove to be a popular choice, the boarding staff always do their best to include them in the future.
Shopping in Manchester
Guinevere House went on a Christmas shopping trip to the Trafford Centre in Manchester.
They also visited the annual German markets which are fast becoming a Christmas tradition in many cities around England.
A great time was had by all students who cheerfully filled up on Christmas gifts for their families and friends!
Camping at Shell Island
Mr Arnott, Mrs Martoccia and Mr Adams took the School House boys to Shell Island and enjoyed a camping trip in the sunshine this year.
Many thanks to all the staff who worked so hard to make this a fun weekend, including the 2010 gappies, Jonathan Hosking and Rhys McCarthy.
Chinese New Year
The School House boarders celebrated Chinese New Year tonight by turning the Library into a Chinese Restaurant. Mr Arnott, Mrs Martoccia and the boys worked hard to convert the Library (usually their prep room in an evening) into a very good impression of a Chinese restaurant.
Food was ordered in from New City takeaway to everybody's individual request and a very enjoyable evening was had by all.
A big thank you to Charles Yeung who kindly took photos of the evening (below).
Tyn Dwr - Outdoor Education
There were no Sunday lie-ins for these pupils! An early breakfast and departure at 09.15 by school minibuses facilitated a prompt start to the day’s activities at 10.00. Following torrential rain the night before, we were greeted by glorious sunshine and blue skies, which made the Welsh countryside look fresh, appealing and almost spring like.
We were immediately made to feel welcome by the team of professional instructors who clarified the purpose of each activity and any risks involved.
Careful safety instructions were explained and, after having been sorted into seven groups, we proceeded to participate in the following: BMX/Mountain Bike circuits around the perimeter of the centre grounds, archery, climbing wall, abseiling, high ropes courses, including the ‘Leap of Faith’, ‘High All Aboard’ and ‘High Vs’, as well as team challenges and problem solving games.
We enjoyed a picnic lunch on the decked terrace in the warm sunshine overlooking the Berwyns.
On arriving back at School at 17.30, tired but content, there was just time for a quick shower and supper ahead of Sunday evening chapel.