It seems hard to believe, but we have arrived at the Christmas break and the boys are packing their bags to head home. The excitement is palpable and the last week has been full of festive fun.
Here are Toby and Jack kicking things off at assembly testing their Christmas trivia knowledge.
Sunday was a big day with the Bolton Chapel and Boarding Christmas Dinner.
The (almost) full chapel video is here if you would like to watch the boys in action.
The theme was the “Joy of Giving” and the importance of not getting caught up in the materialistic aspect of the holiday season. Special kudos to Ryan S and Fabi for their musical talents, Dat and Ken for their best Men in Black impersonation, Malik, Logan, Garret and Neekan for their heartfelt messages during their speeches, Justin and Said for the lighthearted finish and an extra big thank you to Parsa for stepping up last minute to create the short video. Of course, no chapel is complete without a song, and it was wonderful to see Matt take on the challenge and join Xavier in their fabulous rendition of Mistletoe. By all accounts an excellent chapel.
The festivities continued immediately after with a walk up the stairs to the Sun Center dinning hall where each house had their decorated tree to light the way. A special thanks to Efosa for his work in getting the Bolton tree decorated.
Dinner was delicious and included a fabulous seafood platter and tasty prime rib. No one left hungry and a good time was had by all!
After dinner we connected with our sister house Timmis for a Secret Santa exchange. Each boy had been tasked with finding the perfect gift for one of the Timmis girls and vise versa. As you can see everyone stepped up and there were lots of happy elves as Christmas came early to boarding.
In addition to all the festive fun, the daily routines continued and classes and sport carried on. Chess has become popular and the weekend was spent in deep concentration for some…
… while others were a bit more relaxed and social (and hungry)…
… and still others, active and happy!
Here are Adam and Leo connecting in their basketball game last night…
… and Jack and Fabi connecting on the piano!
We wish all the boys a relaxing and fun holiday break and look forward to their return in the new year and the new decade! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of the Bolton families.
What a great wrap-up for the amazing 2019. Being so thankful for what you guys have done for the boys. Look forward to hearing more interesting stories. See you all in the new decade!!