Greetings from Mr Lovett and Miss Ashfield who are the resident house parents in MD Halls Boarding house.
MD Halls boarding house is arranged into two wings – one for the girls and one for the boys. Staff accommodation is located at either end of the boarding house. The two wings are joined by a shared kitchen and common room facilities. The impressive common room is a focal point of the house, where students gather to socialise, play games and cook.
There is a constant staff presence in the house with the residential staff being assisted by experienced day staff who provide thorough cover and supervision throughout the evening. More importantly, they provide invaluable pastoral and academic support. The house has a family atmosphere where our children enjoy to entertain and be entertained by the boarders.
Weekend activities are varied and consist of trips involving all year groups and nationalities. Activities such as go karting, escape rooms and paintballing are popular with the senior students. Sixth formers are also given the independence and flexibility to travel into nearby Exeter at the weekend. There is always some form of evening entertainment, from participating in sports or playing music. Sixth Form day pupils are often invited in to integrate and enjoy social occasions with the boarders. Popular evenings include movie nights and discos. Equally, boarders are encouraged to go and stay with day pupils.
The integration of all students is crucial – whether they are new to boarding, from overseas or a flexi boarder. The close community feel at Trinity, especially in the boarding house, means that there is always somebody looking out for you, whether it be your peers, visiting day staff or the residential team. As a result, students are happy, content and therefore able to work hard and play hard!