Lime group is for the youngest students at Bowden House. We currently have 10 boys aged between 11 and 13. The group as a whole are active and enthusiastic. We do some fantastic activities and most of the group love to go swimming, Laser Quest, to the park or run around the forest. There is also the option to just relax in the common room with games consoles, movie evenings or to go outside and play a game of football on the pitch.
We also do seasonal activities. In the Summer we make use of the grounds playing runouts, flying kites and will barbeque marshmallows over a fire in the local woods. At Christmas we go ice skating, to the Panto, Santa visits us and we all have a Christmas meal out together.
Rooms are purpose built and spacious with many being ensuite. Most of our boys prefer the camaraderie of having a roommate although there is single accommodation available.
The common areas are comfortable and homely and the boys will spend the evening relaxing on the couches. At bedtimes they are given an option of a story, TV or DVD in their room to help them settle and are offered a range of snacks and drinks including the occasional hot chocolate with all the trimmings.
Staff are always on hand to offer advice.
On Fridays the boys return home hopefully having had a fulfilling and stimulating week.