Junior Boarding Re-Opening26 Jan 2018
Today marked the official re-opening of the Junior Boarding House here at Barney. Having gone through a full and extensive refurbishment over the summer, our junior boarders have one of the best “homes away from home” in the country. We had the pleasure of welcoming the Boarding Schools’ Association’s CEO Robin Fletcher to come and cut the ceremonial ribbon, as well as plant tree 135 of “The Boarding Orchard”, an initiative launched by the BSA in 2014. The aim of the BSA initiative is to plant a tree in all of its member schools, and it was apt that tree 135 was planted in the 135th year of Barnard Castle School. The trees symbolise a collective ‘tree of knowledge’ and demonstrate each school’s commitment to look to the future and care for the environment in which we live. The Headmaster, Mr Tony Jackson and Prep School Headmistress, Mrs Laura Turner, as well as every member of the Prep School student and staff body were present at the event to see the tree be planted and the plaque unveiled. Our pupils in the Junior House met with Robin as he toured the new facilities; it’s safe to say he was suitably impressed!