Published on: 2 June 2021

Fresh country air and wide-open spaces were some of the natural highlights our Years 7 and 8 boarders got to enjoy during a farm stay weekend in Moora last week.

Staying at Cranmore Park (the property of current Year 7 boarder Henry Lefroy) the boys had the opportunity to sample life on a farm in the Wheatbelt.

For dinner, the boys were treated to an Indian feast cooked by the Lefroy and Crago families (Jack Crago – current Year 11 boarder also from Moora) with Naan bread cooked over the fire pit. Joining the boarding boys and staff were a number of local families who were interested in their sons boarding at Christ Church as well as many local Old Boys from the School.

Residential Year Group Co-ordinator for Years 7 and 8 Todd Harnwell spoke to the importance of this annual event, “The Boarders’ Farm Stay is an excellent opportunity for the boys to experience one of the boarder’s homes, spend some time together bonding, getting dirty and enjoying the freedom that life on a farm has to offer.”

“We all slept in the shearing shed on the property, before being spoilt with a breakfast of croissants and pastries at a local café,” said one of the boys.

On Saturday morning the boarders got up bright and early to participate in the weekly Moora Parkrun, a 5km race around Apex Park.