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Moor Park Boarding
Welcome to the
Summer Term Camp Fire
Boarding at Moor Park is great fun. This induction booklet has been designed by the boarding staff and current boarders to make your introduction to boarding as easy as possible. In it we have included a wide range of information that will help you in your first few weeks but we also provide you with information that is relevant when you change from one year to another. Although we have tried to think of everything that you might need to know it is also important that you know that you can ask anyone for help if you are unsure of something. Have a wonderful time during your stay in the boarding house.
•Boarding at Moor Park - An introduction
•Induction Check List
BOARDING AT MOOR PARK
THIS HANDBOOK IS DESIGNED TO BE A USEFUL GUIDE TO LIFE AS A BOARDER. MUCH OF THE INFORMATION IS WRITTEN BY CURRENT BOARDERS. THERE IS ALSO A VERY DETAILED HAND BOOK IF MORE INFORMATION IS REQUIRED.
• Meet the Boarding Team
• The Dormitories
• Contacting Home
• Daily Routine
• Exea t and Ha l f - te rm
• Healthy Living
• Fire and Security
• “The Big Weekend”
Your guide to boarding at Moor Park
“BOARDING IS LIKE A SLEEPOVER, OVER AND OVER AGAIN” LAURA (Y7)
ACTIVITIES FRIENDS FUN
Meet the boarding team.
We have an amazing boarding team
at Moor Park. The next few pages
tell you who will be looking after
IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM AND WOULD LIKE SOMEONE TO TALK TO, ANY ONE OF THE TEAM IS READY TO HELP.
Here are just some of the activities that the boarders enjoy after supper. We have a wonderful house to play in and 85 acres of beautiful grounds to use.
This is a game we play in the
winter months. Can you evade the
spotlight of the prison guard while
you make your way from one base
to another? If you are spotted it’s
back to the beginning.
Postman Postman is played both in the
summer and winter, inside and
outside. Each player has a pile of
letters to post but they have got to
find where the postboxes have
been hidden. Played in singles, pairs
and threes this is a non-stop game
guaranteed to give you rosy
SIMON IS THE HEAD OF B O A R D I N G . H E I S A HOUSEPARENT IN THE MAIN HOUSE AND TEACHES YEAR 5 AND YEAR 6. SIMON RUNS T H E B U S Y W E D N E S DAY E V E N I N G A N D T H E GARDENING CLUB.
KATIE IS HEAD-MISTRESS OF T H E P R E - P R E P A N D A HOUSEPARENT IN THE MAIN HOUSE. SHE WORKS IN THE GIRLS WING ON MONDAY NIGHT. SIMON AND KATIE HAVE 2 CHILDREN, HARRY AND SOPHIE AND A DOG (HOLLY).
LINDA BLOOMFIELD LINDA IS AN A S S I S TA N T HOUSE PARENT AND WORKS ON THE GIRLS’ WING. LINDA HAS HAD 6 CHILDREN AT MOOR PARK SO KNOWS J U S T W H A T M A K E S BOARDING THE BEST IT CAN BE.
It’s amazing what you can make out of newspapers, bin bags, Sellotape and your imagination. Always guaranteed to have everyone having a really fun evening.
WE ARE ALL HERE TO HELP Y O U E N J O Y Y O U R BOARDING EXPERIENCE AT MOOR PARK
Swimming When we use the pool all the
floats and balls are brought out.
Games of water polo and tag are
great fun. In the summer all the
windows on the pool walls are
opened so it is like an outdoor
Capture the Flag The school grounds are perfect for
this game. We usually play in the
Summer term. There are two
teams and you have to defend your
flag while trying to capture your
opponent’s flag. If you find the flag
you need to bring it back to your
base without being tagged. It is
great fun and very tiring.
NAYNNE IS A HOUSE PARENT AND RUNS THE BOYS’ WING. SHE WAKES THE BOYS UP WITH POP MUSIC AND LIKE LINDA IS ON DUTY IN THE SICK BAY DURING THE DAY.
J E A N - M I C H E L R U N S THURSDAY EVENINGS AND ASSISTS IN THE BOYS’ WING. HE IS THE DEPUTY HEAD AND MASTER IN CHARGE OF ACTIVITIES.
Once a term we have a movie
night. We use the seating that is
being prepared for a play so it is
just like being in the cinema. Hot
dogs, nachos with runny cheese,
pop corn, fizzy drinks, pick-and-mix
and ice-cream tubs make it just like
the real thing.
IF THERE IS SOMETHING THAT YOU NEED - ASK.
Wii Sing, Dance and Sports Wii gives us all sorts of fun. We
have singing battles and dance-offs
and generally a big laugh. All year
groups enjoy playing and all play
Smuggler This is another game that can be
played inside or outside. One team
are smugglers and another are
coastguards. Smugglers have to try
to take coins from one base to
another without being caught by a
coastguard. If the coastguard finds
the coin the smuggler has to return
to their base and start again. If,
after 30 seconds, the coastguard
does not find the coin the
smuggler can keep going. After 20
minutes the teams swap over, with
the overall winner being the team
that smuggled the most coins.
JAMES IS THE HOUSE PARENT IN THE TREE HOUSE. HE IS ALSO HEAD OF THE MIDDLE SCHOOL. JAMES IS A MOOR PARK OLD BOY AND IS FAMOUS FOR HIS BINGO NIGHTS.
LIZZIE IS A HOUSEPARENT IN THE TREE HOUSE. SHE AND JAMES HAVE TWINS, CHARLOTTE AND ALFIE.
These games are played in our two
computer rooms. We play games
against our friends. We can also
listen to music or use the ICT
rooms to catch up on prep. We
cannot watch some channels, such
as youtube, as they are blocked.
IF YOU JUST WANT A QUIET NIGHT THAT’S FINE TOO
Bingo Night Not just for retired people! We
love bingo at Moor Park. Mr D is
the caller and uses all sorts of
special effects and music to build
the excitement. There are loads of
prizes to be won and everyone has
a great time.
Cockey Olly Some of you will know this game
as Kick the Can or 40/40 but at
Moor Park we call it Cocky Olly.
One person is on and comes to
find everyone else who is hiding.
They have to try to sneak past the
seeker to get to the home base. If
they are spotted then a race back
to the home base sees either a
capture or a release. Captured
hiders remain in ‘prison‘ until they
are released by a runner reaching
home base before the seeker.
C H A R L O T T E W I L L B E SPENDING HER GAP YEAR AT MOOR PARK. SHE IS FROM GERMANY.
LUCY RUNS THE BOYS’ WING ON THURSDAY EVENINGS WHEN SHE SERVES HER SPECIAL SMOOTHIES. LUCY IS A MUSICIAN AND LOVES S I N G I N G . S H E A L S O ORGANISES ‘MOOR PARK‘S GOT TALENT’
BECKY WORKS ON THE GIRLS’ WING ON TUESDAY NIGHTS. BECKY IS ALSO THE HEADMASTER’S WIFE!
On some nights we get changed
into our PJs straight after supper
and head to the library to watch a
DVD. After supper you hear the
thud of feet as everyone charges
towards the library to get the best
spot or biggest cushion. Sometimes
Mr Gedye appears with bowls full
of popcorn or bags of sweeties.
OUR GAPPIES ARE HERE TO HELP YOU ENJOY YOUR TIME AS A BOARDER
Fire Flies We p l ay t h i s g ame i n t he
Michaelmas and Lent terms as we
need it to be very dark. Each team
of players (4) have a Torch and try
to find the hundreds of lollipop
sticks hidden outside in the
grounds. Each stick has a luminous
end to help you find them. When
we start the game it looks amazing
as you see hundreds of twinkling
‘fire flies’ spread across the fields.
Look out for the coloured sticks as
they are worth 5 points. Happy
Dodge Ball You’ve seen the film (maybe) now
play the game. Can you throw a
sponge ball to hit one of your
opponents. If you do, they are out,
but if they catch the ball you have
to retire. Watch your back as the
balls come from all angles. The first
team to tag every opponent wins.
L I A M I S O N E O F O U R F A N TA S T I C G A P Y E A R STUDENTS. HE IS FROM AUSTRALIA AND WILL BE WITH US UNTIL DECEMBER.
GINNY IS ALSO ONE OF OUR F A N TA S T I C G A P Y E A R STUDENTS. SHE IS FROM AUSTRALIA AND WILL BE WITH US UNTIL DECEMBER.
CATERING MANAGER. DIP AND THE THOMAS FRANKS TEAM PREPARE ALL THE DELICIOUS FOOD THAT WE EAT.