The night everyone had been asking about had finally arrived. When boarders arrived at the boarding houses there was a small party bag waiting for them, filled with a couple of lollies, a letter from Max and Jessie, some party toys and glow sticks. The boarders put their rainbow clothes on and applied some neon face paint to their cheerful faces, and then went to the dining hall for pizza and cupcakes. After dinner, and before the plan for tonight was revealed, an award was given to Kate and Alex for being the best dressed boarders! Everyone was then split into two groups and sent to the Sanderson building and the Morrison Hall. At the Morrison Hall there was a silent disco set up for pupils, with savoury snacks at the back of the hall and a guest DJ (Mr Rowan Williams) blasting out the funky tunes. There were two playlists playing in the hall so pupils could easily press a button on their headphones and change the song if they did not like what was playing. It was fantastic fun listening to the music, but even more fun to take the headphones off and listen to everyone singing away to different songs accapella. The other activity running was laser tag in the Sanderson and Hamilton buildings. There were two teams, one with a base in each building, and they spent an hour attacking and defending their bases and buildings. This was epic fun, but towards the end of the hour the game changed so that once all your lives were gone you were eliminated from the game until there was only one person alive. This made boarders more strategic in their game play rather than running around like wild chickens - not that there was anything wrong with that! After the hour was up, boarders switched activities so that they could have a turn at both laser tag and the silent disco. To finish up the activity time everyone came together in the hall for a normal disco and a small dance off between Max and Jessie - Max’s spinning on the floor bringing him an easy win. Finally it was time to head back to dorms to get changed for showers and then view a movie in each of the boarding house Common rooms (Gulliver’s Travels for the boys and A Royalty for the girls). This calmed everyone after the excitement of the two Gap surprise activities and made sure that all boarders were well and truely ready for bed by the time lights out came around. Thanks to all the staff who came and helped out on their night off, and to the boarders who were so well mannered and full of happiness the entire night. You guys are the best!







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Emma Rawson, 12/12/2017