Living and learning at Woodbridge School – Boarding in School House
School House feels like home to me, as I’ve been boarding at Woodbridge since 2018. My family live in Thailand, but wanted to encourage and support me in being more responsible and grown up, while getting the best education I could – Woodbridge has been perfect, in so many ways. I’m happy to say that I’ve become better at time keeping, being organised and taken responsibility for myself and my education; I leave in June 2022 hoping to attend London University of Arts.
I feel so comfortable here, and since becoming a Head of House I’ve been able to help other boarders feel the same way, making sure they’re settling in, being a great role model for them and providing support where needed. Boarding is such an amazing way to experience Woodbridge School, there aren’t hundreds of us so it feels like a family, we’re definitely more like brothers and sisters than school friends. The house is an energetic place where we can share meals, study and fun activities together, as well as have the privacy of our own rooms when we need or want it.
We have a great mix of nationalities boarding at the School, this has been great for supporting the development of my written and spoken English, as well as being interesting from a cultural and cuisine point of view; there are always different occasions, celebrations and religions celebrated in the School and the boarding house, it’s been a great way to learn more about my friends and their beliefs, learning to understand and respect each other is a big part of School and boarding life.
Leaving Woodbridge to study at university will be a huge transition, but boarding has taught me so much in preparation, I feel ready for the next big step and adventure in my life and education.