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  • Moor Park Boarding

  • Welcome to the

    Boarding House

    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. 


  • Contents

    •Boarding at Moor Park - An introduction

    •Induction Programme

    •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.

    ENJOY!

  • • Meet the Boarding Team

    • Activities

    • The Dormitories

    • Food

    • Contacting Home

    • Daily Routine

    • Exea t and Ha l f - te rm

    Holidays

    • Healthy Living

    • Worries!

    • 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

    MOOR PARK

  • Meet the boarding team.

    We have an amazing boarding team

    at Moor Park. The next few pages

    tell you who will be looking after

    you.

    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.

    Spotlight

    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

    cheeks.

    SIMON GEDYE

    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 GEDYE

    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.

  • Trash Fashion

    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

    pool.

    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 ROBERTS

    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.

    JEAN-MICHEL COLLIN

    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.

  • Movie Nights

    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

    together.

    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 DUFFIELD

    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 DUFFIELD

    LIZZIE IS A HOUSEPARENT IN THE TREE HOUSE. SHE AND JAMES HAVE TWINS, CHARLOTTE AND ALFIE.

  • Network Games

    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.

    CHARLOTTE

    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 SEWELL

    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 MINOGUE

    BECKY WORKS ON THE GIRLS’ WING ON TUESDAY NIGHTS. BECKY IS ALSO THE HEADMASTER’S WIFE!

  • DVD Night

    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

    hunting!

    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.

    LIAM

    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

    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.

    SARAH DIPPER

    CATERING MANAGER. DIP AND THE THOMAS FRANKS TEAM PREPARE ALL THE DELICIOUS FOOD THAT WE EAT.

  • Pairs