As if by magic, over the Exeat weekend, a Christmas tree has appeared in the Boys’ Hall. A bit like the Trafalgar Square tree, ours is carefully sourced by Mr Timmons, though it comes from Chipperfield, not Norway. A careful selection process takes place which involves photos being taken before the final selection is made. What you see is only part of the tree – most of it has been turned into firewood. After cutting and carefully transporting it back to Lockers it is then put in place. This is the first sign that the end of term isn’t too far away and that Christmas is rapidly approaching.