Butler House Spring beginnings

Chocolate fountain preparations
Kitchen socialising

Having been separated for remote learning this time last year, we have taken full advantage of being in each other’s company again for the Spring Term. House has been a hive of activity both in the evening and at weekends, maxmising the benefits of boarding school life! 

Beetle driving in the Drawing Room
Beetle driving in the Drawing Room

Our competitive side shone through with a year group ‘Beetle Drive’ game to promote community and combat loneliness during Mental Health Awareness Week. Players had to roll a dice on 6 to begin the game, continuing to roll numbers to collect each body part of their beetle. It requires little skill but a great deal of luck and created plenty of excitement and noise for a Monday evening!  

Lynn showing Esme and Cicely how to create a traditional dumpling
Lynn, Dara and Samaira making dumplings

In celebration of Lunar New Year, we gathered in our recently renovated kitchen under the expert guidance of Lynn and the LVI for dumpling making. Lots of interesting shaped pieces were created, with a choice of  traditional pork or vegetarian filling. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed preparing, cooking and eating their delicious treats as we marked this important festival; we look forward to the year of the tiger!

Chocolate fountain time!
Chocolate fountain time!

Fruity Friday once again brought Butler House together in the kitchen. This time with the addition of a chocolate fountain and giant marshmallows. An Abba medley was an appropriate soundtrack to round off the evening and begin the weekend.

House Points were scored for Butler House and the audience was suitably impressed by Chloe (UIV) who reached the final in the Intermediate Strings (‘cello) category of the Wycombe Abbey Competitive Music Festival. Well done to all the performers in the initial stages too.  

We would also like to recognise our Spring Term House Council, made up of the following elected Form Reps: 

  • LIV – Freya 
  • UIV – Esme  
  • LV – Christine 
  • UV – Liza 
  • LVI – Eloise  

They are the point of contact for the Tutor and House staff to share information and act as the spokesperson for the Tutor group. The House Council is led by our Head of House, Sophie, who gathers the group each half term and feeds back to Miss Lowther regarding suggestions for the House and school. Each played a role in our House Chapel Service, reading exerts from the sermon written by our Sacristan, Dara, with the support of Rev Penny. 

Away from school, Natalie is attempting to qualify for the European and World Fencing Championship competitions. She needs three more points to secure her place and will be competing for the Luxembourg Fencing Federation in the European Cadet Cups in Poland and Romania. This is a remarkable achievement and we wish her all the best. 

After a busy half term, it is time to reset over Long Leave. Have a wonderful holiday Butler House!