UK boarding schools are all well-disciplined and the daily routine is usually similar to the example given below.
Get up, shower and get dressed.
Usually held in school dining hall and served as a buffet. Cereal, toast and sausages are the usual dishes served.
Notices and announcements. Roll call (register) taken.
Hymns, prayers, and a short address from the school chaplain.
Three lessons, each lasts for 40 minutes.
Buffet in dining hall. Serving hot dishes such as meat, pastas and vegetables.
Activities during lunch time are usually the more quiet ones such as choir, instrument class, drama, debating, etc.
Class finishes. Change into sports kit! Activities after school are usually the more sporty ones. Some school arrange different options during winter and summer. Typical options in summer are tennis, swimming, athletics, etc. Typical options in winter are football, rugby, squash, badminton, etc.
Buffet in dining hall. Serving hot dishes such as fish fingers, baked beans, pizza, baked potato, chips, fresh fruit and dessert.
Doing homework and revision under supervision of house staff and prefects. Senior students are usually allowed to do it in their own rooms.
All boarders gather at common room for roll call. It’s time to relax! You can chat with your friends, watch TV, play table tennis, snooker, ping pong, etc.
Time to go to your room and get ready for bed.
Time to sleep – it’s another busy day tomorrow! House staff will check on students to see if they are all resting alright!
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