National Boarding Week

In 2022, we’ll be staging the eighth annual National Boarding Week, which will take place from June 20-26, 2022.

During National Boarding Week, we encourage all members (including boarders at home) to take part in this celebration. We’ll be calling everyone in the boarding community to get involved in fun and innovative activities that support mental health and wellbeing.

We ask anyone taking part in any National Boarding Week activities to share them on social media using the #nationalboardingweek #iloveboarding.

Activities you could undertake during National Boarding Week may include:

  • 2k run challenge – run for a charity of your choice
  • Kindness challenge – send us your videos and images of charity work
  • Fitness challenge – inter-house Press up and Keepie uppie competitions
  • Inter-house zoom bake-off – can you rise to the challenge?
  • The boarding zoom choir – sing together during lockdown and share your videos with BSA
  • Audiobook challenge – record your favourite story, poem or book to share with fellow boarders.

Last years’ National Boarding Week focused on the importance of health and wellbeing – a theme for National Boarding Week 2022 will be announced nearer the time.

National Boarding Week 2021

Read about last year's National Boarding Week

From Monday until Sunday (June 21-27, 2021) we celebrate National Boarding Week, sponsored by Limitless.

Now in its seventh year, we encourage all members (including boarders at home) to take part in this celebration. This year’s celebrations will focus on the importance of health and wellbeing. From home, we encourage everyone to get involved in fun and innovative activities that support mental health and wellbeing. Don’t forget to post all activities using the #nationalboardingweek #iloveboarding.

Ideas include:

  • 2k run challenge – run for a charity of your choice
  • Kindness challenge – send us your videos and images of charity work
  • Fitness challenge – inter-house Press up and Keepie uppie competitions
  • Inter-house zoom bake-off – can you rise to the challenge?
  • The boarding zoom choir – sing together during lockdown and share your videos with BSA
  • Audiobook challenge – record your favourite story, poem or book to share with fellow boarders.

#boardersgogreen Challenge 

Find out about the 2021 Limitless #boardersgogreen Challenge

Limitless

#boardersgogreen Challenge 

 

BSA and Limitless joined forces to launch the Boarders Go Green Challenge in the lead up to National Boarding Week 2021. The challenge was for schools to join together to walk the equivalent of the distance across Africa – approximately 7,500km. The challenge launched at our Annual Conference for Heads (4-5 May), sponsored by Schoolblazer, and ended at the conclusion of National Boarding Week (21-27 June).

Schools contributed by undertaking a series of tasks and completing them equated to a distance walked. Below are some of the tasks schools participated in:

  1. 5k run/walk = 5k
  2. Litter pick = 5k
  3. Sort recycling and put bins out = 5k
  4. 10k run/cycle = 10k
  5. 20k cycle = 20k
  6. Plant seeds/trees = 5k

Altogether, the schools taking part achieved a staggering:

 

18,718.98 kilometres travelled

 

Schools shared details of the tasks they undertook on social media using the hashtag #boardersgogreen. Schools were also asked to tag @bsaboarding and @Limitlesskit so both accounts could share posts. Further updates were added when significant milestones of the challenge were successfully achieved.

 

Thank you to all of the following schools which took part in the #boardersgogreen Challenge:

 

  • St Swithun’s School: 12,451.73km covered

  • Badminton School: 680km covered

  • Sherborne Girls: 1,307km covered

  • St George’s Ascot: 934.23km covered

  • Ashville College: 28.02km covered

  • Culford School: 190km covered

  • Leweston School: 30km covered

  • Mill Hill Schools Foundation: 357km covered

  • Scarborough College: 1,296km

  • New Hall School: 5k

  • Wells Cathedral School: 1,440km