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A day in the life

Hundreds of pupils and parents have benefited from a Royal SpringBoard bursary. Read about their experiences and what they have to say about their opportunity.  

A day in the life

  • 03 August 2018

    Thoughts of a year 7 parent

    Our daughter had expressed an interest in attending boarding school from an early age and we always understood the value, but knew that we were unable to afford the fees and, therefore, we were very excited when we first heard about the opportunity for our child to attend boarding school and we hoped for the best.

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  • 03 August 2018

    Thoughts of a year 9 parent

    When the opportunity first arose for my son to attend boarding school, I was ecstatic at the prospect of him being able to have this life-changing opportunity. It was also something that he had always wanted to do, having read many books which included such storylines.

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  • 03 August 2018

    Thoughts of another year 9 parent

    My son was offered what I now consider to be a wonderful opportunity of attending boarding school. My initial thoughts about boarding schools were of an element of abandonment of my child, however, my son was very interested so I supported him in this journey, still with an element of reservation and apprehension.

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  • 03 August 2018

    Thoughts of a year 12 parent

    When I first heard about this opportunity for my child, I was overwhelmed with joy and gratitude that our efforts had paid dividends.  I was equally apprehensive not to let such an opportunity slip.

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  • 03 August 2018

    Thoughts of a year 9 girl - Day in the life of a boarder

    I am a year into my boarding school career and looking back, realise that I have learnt so much and have had so many amazing experiences. I think it is safe to say, however, that boarding is one of my favourite experiences.

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  • 03 August 2018

    Thoughts of a year 12 boy - Day in the life of a boarder

    To say ‘A day in the life’ does not quite truly reflect on the life of boarding school. Boarding school is the kind of place where no matter who you are, what you enjoy or where you are from, no day is ever the same.

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  • 03 August 2018

    Thoughts of a year 7 boy - Day in the life of a boarder

    As a boarder, I start the day at 6:50am in the morning. Matron normally says, “wakey wakey, time to get up” or the housemaster says, “come on boys, time to get up”. In two minutes time, I have already made my way to the showers.

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  • 03 August 2018

    Thoughts of a year 9 boy - Day in the life of a boarder

    When you find out that you have got into the independent school, there is a sense of relief because all the work you have put in has paid off, this also encourages you to work harder and to do better

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  • 02 August 2018

    Thoughts of a year 6 girl - Day in the life of a boarder

    "I am writing about my experiences leading up to me getting into boarding school. I am extremely thankful to [Royal SpringBoard] for helping me get into this wonderful school.

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