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WW2 BOARDING EVENING

WW2 BOARDING EVENING

Housian Lt Commander Colin Harris (1940-45) and former School Secretary Barbara Harris (1976-79) joined boarders on Friday 28th February 2020 for a ‘Fun Friday’ in boarding in the form of a WW2 ‘Dormitory Evening’.

The evening kicked off with a wartime tea with Barbara and Colin in the Drawing Room, with the children tucking into Spam, corned beef, boiled cabbage and mashed potatoes beautifully researched and prepared by our Catering Team. The main course was given a ‘thumbs up’, with a pudding of baked apples (with rationed sugar), VERY lumpy custard and mugs of Ovaltine being equally popular.

All present then ‘retired’ to the Reading Room and it’s roaring fire to ask Colin and Barbara questions about the war from the comfort of bean bags. Barbara told the children about growing up in British Honduras (Belize) during the war as her Father was posted there. As the evening settled in, everyone then enjoyed playing tiddly winks, pick up sticks, jacks, card games, dominoes and started on a 1,000 piece wartime jigsaw! Everyone had a fantastic evening and Colin and Barbara agreed to come back next Lent term!