Chinese New Year Celebrations
To celebrate Chinese New Year, boarders were treated to a delicious Chinese meal. A selection of starters, including prawn crackers, spring rolls and various other nibbles were served, followed by chicken noodles, stir-fry and egg-fried rice, with a coconut mousse for dessert. A fruity cocktail accompanied the meal.
Everybody had an insight into their future as Miss Balsdon handed out fortune cookies. The dining hall looked lovely and the girls really appreciated the effort that some of the sixth form girls had put into making table decorations and place settings. The celebrations continued with a trip to Chinatown on Saturday 28th January. London had a buzzing atmosphere and the streets were beautifully decorated. Chinese cuisine, music and a performing dragon were enjoyed by both girls and staff as they joined in with all the festivities.
Ready Steady Cook!
The Ready Steady Cook competition involved the girls forming four groups of four. Each group was set the task of cooking a main course and a dessert, within the five pound budget. Lovely menus, place and table settings were designed and delicious meals served to the lucky judge Miss Balsdon.
Boarders Brighten up their Common Room
Our Junior Boarders’ Common Room was treated to an artistic makeover when 6 girls took to
Boarders Carrie Ha, Bonny Kong, Canny Lo, Ji Soo Choi, Alex Thogo and Kelsey South
Boarders Trip to Thorpe Park
Our boarders thoroughly enjoyed a trip to Thorpe Park this term. There was lots of screaming and excitement as the girls went on some of the more ‘adventurous’ rides. Wing, Elva, Natalie and Jazmine went on Tidal Wave four times just to perfect their photograph!
Here’s what some of the girls had to say about their day:
Jazmine – “My favourite ride was Tidal Wave, because it was exciting!”
Canny, agreed with Jazmine but added ‘it was very fast and very wet, and we all screamed!’
Sandra really liked Nemesis Inferno because it was “very fast, non-stop and really cool”. Venus and Carrie also enjoyed this ride the most. Venus found it “really exciting” as she laughed and screamed simultaneously! Carrie described it as “very fast and very loopy, making my hair go everywhere!”
Natalie and Christy both enjoyed ‘X:\ No Way Out’, as it was the first rollercoaster they had been on that went backwards in the dark. Christy suffered with a sore throat for days afterwards from excessive screaming and laughter throughout the day!
Elva had two favourite rides; Nemesis Inferno where “my legs were dangling in mid air and the ride was really twisty and turny!” and Tidal Wave, where she got soaking wet but was still laughing after her fourth visit.
Kelsey really enjoyed Zodiac with Ji Soo because “it was exciting to be spun around and was like a Ferris wheel that was upside down!”
Boarders enjoy AFLOS Firework Extravaganza
On 4th November, Boarders Bonny, Natalie, Wing, Elva, Sandra, Carrie, Mi Joo and Ji Soo put on their hats, scarves and wellies to watch the annual AFLOS firework display. Despite the heavy downpour earlier in the day leaving the grass soggy, the crossing of fingers paid off as a dry, clear night set in. The lighting of the huge bonfire at 6.30pm marked the beginning of the evening, and the field quickly filled up, as many crowded in to enjoy the burgers, hotdogs, soup, hot chocolate and Krispy Crème doughnuts that were on offer around the warming bonfire. At 7.30pm the lantern lights were switched off and a fantastic firework display lit up the dark sky for the next half hour. I’m sure all will agree it was a truly wonderful evening.
“This firework display was the best one that I have been to since joining Luckley four years ago” Elva, year 11