In typical British style, Buckswood hosts a barbecue at the first signs of sun and warm weather!
February may usually be a month of gloomy weather, indoor activities and even snow days! But for the students at Buckswood the balmy weather sparked a spontaneous idea from School Director Mr Sutton to host a barbecue for all students and staff on Wednesday.
Co-principal Mr Samson added “In true Buckswood fashion we have adapted to ‘Summer in Winter’ and the school chefs organised a wonderful barbecue lunch. The students and staff enjoyed themselves greatly taking part in a real British picnic! Those new to the school from overseas got a taste of what summer at Buckswood will be like whilst they ate their lunch with their classmates on the front field in the glorious sunshine. We are hopeful for continued good weather at our Open Morning this Saturday!”.
Students at Buckswood usually spend their lunch inside the dining hall and take turns serving each other and practicing their table manners. However, this week Mr Sutton and the talented chefs at Buckswood fired up the grills in the courtyard, setting up a great spread of fruit, salads, bread and deserts. “I can’t believe we are sitting outside for lunch in February, it feels like summer!” mentioned one student. Students and Staff sat together enjoying the outdoor dining experience “It’s great to see all the staff and students coming together and relaxing in the sun, this has really enthused the student body by spending their lunchtime in the extraordinary weather” said a staff member.
The Buckswood school calendar is filled with an amazing array of exciting activities that the school prides itself on. Over the half-term students travelled to Hong Kong, Italy and Edinburgh to embark on sightseeing, cultural tours, creating lifelong memories in the process.
Mr Sutton said “Buckswood School prides itself on the international ethos of the school, incorporating many cultures and sharing British values and traditions, today was no exception. We love talking about the weather in the UK
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