With tensions naturally high in this global climate, returning to boarding school life is sure to come with its fair share of anxieties for young people, especially for our international students. Although run slightly differently from previous years, in true Taunton School International tradition, the students, new or returning, arrived to a full-on timetable of different activities and events during their induction week, commencing at the start of term with arrivals day on the 7th September 2020.
The induction week is a hugely important time for us as it provides our students the opportunity to get to know one another. A wide variety of events took place, including British Garden Games, an outdoor cinema, a day of inflatable fun and a tutor group quiz, providing the students with an opportunity to bond and learn, not about only their peers, but the school as well.
With the addition of students from Taunton School International Middle School on the campus whilst the Grange was used as a two-week quarantine, the school grounds were teeming with enormous amounts of energy and culture; the week was thoroughly enjoyed all round, with students and staff alike simply happy to be back in school and adjusting to the ‘new normal’.
With the students now settled into their new timetables and boarding-school life, if the induction week is anything to go by, 2020-2021 has a lot of exciting things to come; a welcome sign in this complicated world.