Proud to be a pupil and weekly boarder

Parthena tells us why she is proud to be a pupil and weekly boarder at Fyling Hall. She is in Year 8 and hails from York.

Once I stepped through the door, I knew I had arrived in a great place. I started at Fyling Hall School in January. Before I arrived, I was feeling nervous and excited at the same time. On my first day the weather was grey and miserable, but once I stepped through the door, I was greeted with a smile from Mrs Blackie and invited to sit by the fire.

That night after I had had my dinner Miss Anders who is the matron for the girls made me and the other girls hot chocolate, and Mr Allen, our headmaster, also brought some nice chocolates in for us.

boarders soon returning

The next morning, I woke up and opened the curtains to find the sky reflecting the sea like it had been painted. Every day I have a great start by being greeted by the beautiful views and surrounding countryside.

For my first lesson in Fyling Hall I had to meet my class over a team’s calls instead of in person due to covid. Even before I had met my class mates, they were already messaging me to see if they could help me in any way. As a weekly boarder I stay at school from Monday to Friday and go home for the weekend. During the week I spend my spare time socialising with all the other boarders. I really like boarding because we are all different ages and nationalities. It is interesting getting to know so many different people.

Last week everybody came back to school and finally I could meet all my class mates in person. It was lovely to be able to interact and make lots of new friends. The teachers and pupils made me feel very welcome – it was brilliant. I really like the small class sizes and everybody wants to learn. It means I can focus and learn without distractions and hopefully achieve good grades. I am also looking forward to getting involved in clubs and after school activities.

I am proud to be a pupil and weekly boarder at Fyling Hall School!

Parthena, Year 8, from York