Scholars' Retreat

The Year 7 Scholars' Programme boys participated in a fantastic Retreat Day hosted by the Bristol Folk House conference centre.

Fuelled by delicious hot chocolate and pastries from the Folk House Cafe, the introductory session provided some helpful background to the programme and an overview of the various components, including subject enrichment projects, enrichment reading novels and twilight enrichment sessions.  Pupils then listened to one another's presentations on the themes of identity, creativity and inspiration, and concluded with a discussion of key quotations from writers across the ages,

After three and a half house of hard intellectual work, they had built up quite an appetite! They were well rewarded by a fabulous lunch at the award-winning Honest Burgers, and rounded out the Retreat Day by learning a new skill-set: how to play proper baseball (to the considerable amusement of those who were enjoying a sunny afternoon in Queen's Square)!