Cloister House News

27th May 2022

Returning to Cloister after two terms away, it has been wonderful to see the House continue to be as successful as ever. The girls are all a little bit older and taller, but Cloister is still as warm and friendly as it has ever been. It has been another busy term, but the girls have once again impressed me with how they juggle all the activities on offer so successfully, along with their academic studies.

Despite the fact that there are exams this term, we have managed to cram many activities into the term, often as a welcome break from all the revision. We have had pizza evenings with Mrs Akers, Fruity Fridays, toasties, ‘goo creation’ and bracelet making to name a few. May the Fourth (inspired by Gwen L6th) was celebrated with Yoda themed waffles along with a wide range of delicious toppings!

The new kitchen has once again been put to good use with baking, and a personal favourite has to be Miss Humphries rocky roads!

Now that the weather is better the girls are really enjoying being able to use the beautiful Daws Hill gardens for croquet, rounders or just to relax with a good book. We have once again welcomed the incoming U3 to Cloister. An evening was spent playing an enjoyable (if at times competitive!) match against Wendover and Shelburne followed by a scenic walk through the woods back to Junior House.

There have been a wide range of activities and events outside the house which have been well attended by the Cloister Girls. The petting zoo and inflatable extravaganza on the first closed weekend of the term was a real success. The Shetland pony and fluffy bunnies were a hit with lots of Cloister, although we will not be getting any new house pets any time soon! Many of the LV took part in their bronze D of E expedition, and despite the general feeling of exhaustion (and more than a few blisters!) the mood in house was one of pride and achievement.  

The highlight of the term was the Wycombe 125 live event in which a number of Cloister girls were involved. This took us on a journey from the founding days of Wycombe Abbey through to the present day and included a mixture of dance, drama and music. The talent was incredible, from L4 right up to L6. Funto’s (L6th) singing was a real hit, and I am sure we can expect big things from her in the future.

The Lower School have had a number of events in school. Tina (L4) and Kelly (L4) were spectacular in the Lower School Arts Soiree and it was a real pleasure to be able to see the U4 perform their winning dance from the house competition earlier in the year in Junior Spotlights.

 I wish all the girls the very best of luck in their upcoming exams. They have all worked really hard and deserve to do very well. We can now look forward to another busy half term and will, I am sure, end the year on a high!