DROUGHT, bushfires and coronavirus have all thrown up their challenges, but boarding at The Armidale School (TAS) has meant it has also built resilience, friendships and character, Lachlan ReissWears believes.
Lachlan, who came to TAS from a day school at Coffs Harbour, said boarding offers students life lessons that go beyond what was taught in the classroom and enables a range of opportunities.
He will leave at the end of this year as a boarding house vice captain, captain of debating, captain of basketball and a CUO in the cadet unit.
"Apart from the convenience, as boarders we are all there for each other," he said.
"This was really noticeable during the drought and last year's bushfires which affected so many of my mates and their families.
"Being part of the boarding environment has strengthened us all, developing our character and only deepening our friendships.
"Thanks to what I have learnt while boarding and the experiences more generally, I feel better equipped for my days beyond 'the old school yard'.
"I have gained skills here at The Armidale School for whatever may get thrown my way."
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