The first few days as a CRGS boarder. . .
It can always feel daunting starting the next chapter of your life, particularly if you are starting it at a new school, in a new area or indeed in a new country. CRGS boarding prides itself on offering a full and thorough induction program for our new boarders to help them to adjust to their surroundings. Arriving almost a week before school starts, our new boarders are able to feel settled and relaxed within their new environment and with each other before starting school.
“Boarding offers our pupils the opportunity to develop independence through mutual understanding and respect with staff.”
Induction officially begins with a welcome dinner for parents and pupils after a busy day of unpacking and paperwork checking, allowing the community to come together for the first time. Hosted by our fantastic catering department, it allows our boarders to socialize and eat as a family community whilst being introduced to staff including the Headmaster.
The following two days consist of a number of team building activities at a local residential outdoor center. Our year 12s are encouraged to challenge themselves whilst working together as a team. Year 12s have the opportunity to get to know the staff as well as each other better during these exciting two days.
After a fun two days at the residential center, boarding staff organise for the boarders to be taken to Cambridge for the day, allowing them a chance to see the University as well as experiencing the culture the city has to offer. The boarders then have a couple of days to explore the surroundings of the school and local area before term begins for school.
Our well planned and thorough induction program allows a solid advantage for our boarders as they begin their time at CRGS. Having had a tour of the school and local area they are quick to make friends with each other and other students and feel at home in the environment.