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Re: End of term packing

Post by huggermugger » Sun Nov 29, 2009 5:29 pm

Ah - just seen that you're from Maida Vale so in answer to my own question - no, that doesn't help! :oops:

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Re: End of term packing

Post by englishangel » Sun Nov 29, 2009 5:52 pm

Perhaps a parent local to CH could store the stuff in their garage or somewhere for a couple of weeks. However that does assume that the offspring can sort out what HAS to come home and what can be stored.
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Re: End of term packing

Post by YadaYada » Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:02 pm

Sharing can be a real boon. When the swine flu broke I brought back 2 students with luggage.....all in a Mini. Admittedly, this was not the end of term exodus complete with bedding etc.

However, I really can recommend making contact with families local to you as it can really help.

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Re: End of term packing

Post by Vonny » Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:07 pm

This thread has reminded me of what my room mate & I did at the end of one summer term at CH (Horsham) :lol: We had been told that we had to take everything home but as I was travelling home by train it was pretty much impossible - my stereo had its own BIG bag for a start :oops: :lol: We decided to hide some stuff under the wardrobes as we figured they would never move them to clean under them :wink: However, we were wrong & when we returned to school the next term ALL out stuff had gone :twisted: I don't actually remember what we hid now but it was a bit of a b*gger to lose it all :evil:
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Re: End of term packing

Post by huggermugger » Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:01 pm

I should say that for the Xmas term you don't necessarily have to take everyhting home as they don't let out the rooms over that holiday (not in our house this term, anyway) but as already pointed out, room cahnges might make it a bit difficult. However, in general houseparents are helpful & no doubt they will have come across the problem before!

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Re: End of term packing

Post by wurzel » Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:31 am

If I remember rightly in LHB in the early 80's we were allowed to leave things in the civvies room during the holidays as it was locked. LHA I think we had to bring everything home and as by then the girls had come and we had moved to Duvet's in senior houses that included duvet & covers. Used to get it all in 1 suitcase and a briefcase somehow but i did only have a summer weight duvet (bought for £5 in a service station car park) which sadly I still have now in our spare room complete with the stain where someone tipped a bottle of head and shoulders over my bed.

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Re: End of term packing

Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Sat Dec 05, 2009 6:39 pm

I am desperately trying to catch up ------ Rooms at CH,-- LET OUT during Holidays --- for what -- pray ?

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Re: End of term packing

Post by englishangel » Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:34 pm

Conferences, PLG (a children's holiday company - affectionately known as Parents Get Lost), Open University Summer Schools. Off the top of my head. I am sure the folks at Horsham have more.
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Re: End of term packing

Post by Barnes Mum » Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:15 am

This summer it was mostly language schools so Italian and German children charging around the place. The school is having to make money somehow!

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Re: End of term packing

Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:01 pm

Case explained ---- Oh dear !

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Re: End of term packing

Post by Great Plum » Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:30 pm

englishangel wrote:Conferences, PLG (a children's holiday company - affectionately known as Parents Get Lost), Open University Summer Schools. Off the top of my head. I am sure the folks at Horsham have more.
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Re: End of term packing

Post by KenHo » Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:53 am

Unless I am misreading something in the accounts, the school makes very little money from renting out the buildings, and only some of that comes from the summer. Whilst every little helps, I wonder if the trouble that everyone has to go to to pack up each term, with almost everyone having to come by car, is really worth the few pounds per child they make.

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Re: End of term packing

Post by Great Plum » Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:16 pm

They used to have CHE (Christ's Hospital Enteprises) that then became Quadrant Events that used to hire out the school buildings etc... Debbie G-P who sometimes posts on here worked for them for a time. I believe at the start it was quite profitable, but by the time it was wound up it wasn't making much money. I believe there was talk about starting up again once the kitchens have been refitted...
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Re: End of term packing

Post by gma » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:45 pm

the school makes very little money from renting out the buildings, and only some of that comes from the summer.
Now that's a way to have reunion!! It would be the most sensible thing, why don't we all rent Housey and have a whopping OBBs & HOBs summer paryt?!?!???
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Re: End of term packing

Post by midget » Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:00 pm

Would the School ever recover?
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