The past two weeks in Thone have been action packed. The vast array of activities available on-site have meant that we have been largely oblivious to the impact of lockdown and our Thone Family have been having a ball. Marble run building, swimming, board game making, crafts, hockey, quizzes, film watching, birthday celebrations, sports hall games and colouring an elf house, to name but a few! Lockdown in a house of over 30 children is undoubtedly a unique situation and the quality of friendships throughout the house has truly shone through. The introduction of a weekly trip to Griffins has done wonders for spirits (not to mention sugar levels) too!
It is times like these that we truly appreciate all that the wider Taunton School campus has to offer. With Christmas arriving slightly earlier than is traditional, life in the house is merry and bright already – not to mention noisy with a singing Christmas tree and Reindeer to contend with!
Katherine Wells, Head of TPS Boarding and Houseparent