New visitors to Walbook
Huge success for Boarding trials
Walbrook, Freemen’s Boarding House, has been playing host to more than 45 existing Year 7 and 8 day pupils who have expressed an interest in boarding. Freemen’s offers full-time, weekly and ad-hoc boarding to students from Year 9 to 13. With the exam season over, and some boarding students departed, space was available for our interested younger pupils to be treated to the privilege of complimentary boarding taster sessions, for one or two nights. Pupils were encouraged to stay over with a small group of friends for company and were immersed in life in Walbrook for a short period, allowing them to really understand how it feels to be a Freemen’s boarder. Supervised prep time proceeded supper, then family games which involved many of the existing boarding community. It was an excellent opportunity for our existing Freemen’s children to have first-hand experience of boarding; something that was brand-new to them and some anecdotes included:
“I have really enjoyed my stay at Walbrook. It has been a really fun experience and it has definitely encouraged me to board in the future.”
“Thank you so much for letting me stay here, it has been amazing”
“All the staff are incredibly kind and helpful – I hope to come back again in the future.”
With such enthusiasm for the taster-sessions, it’s hoped that more of our day students will feel that boarding on any basis in the future is an accessible option for them. With a small and friendly boarding community, Freemen’s offers the ideal solution to families whose children want to benefit from full-time, weekly or even ad-hoc boarding.