The Boarding house was not just a building in the school’s ground, it was literally my second home. Our Boarding house parent became my second mother and my Boarding friends became my sisters – quite simply, I had a second family. Due to the fact that we live together, eat together, grow up together, share each other’s emotions and experiences, and always support each other, I strongly feel that my friendships with my Boarding sisters are a lot tighter and deeper than other friendships. We would spend a great amount of time together in and out of school.
During weekends, Boarding would take students out on trips to do activities and enjoy a nice day off. I didn’t always stay in Boarding every weekend - some weekends I went home to my family and some weekends I had my friends hosting me. It’s nice to have that freedom, but too much of it would get me nowhere with my school work, which is why I am grateful to Boarding for getting that balance right between allowing us to be teenagers and have some freedom, but with limitations, to ensure that we still put our studies first.