10th July 2019
Writing: Rishi Shah (Year 12)
Photography: Mr Anning
Editing: Rishi Shah (Year 12)
After another phenomenal year of House competition, Foxell have retained their title after a tense finish at Sports Day. Over the summer term, a variety of events have taken place leading up to the grand event which is so crucial to the competition.
Year 8 kicked off the summer term with Foxell winning the cookery event followed by Newman designing the best t-shirt, with these events showing just how much variety exists within these type of events. Thorne, Pearson, Newman and Foxell each had respective victories in the Year 7 to 10 badminton events, before a Thorne victory in the Year 12 mixed softball rounded off the main events before Sports Day.
As is tradition, all students went to St Mary's Church during the morning for a Founder's Day service, where we were all reminded of Robert Chaloner, his vision and our school's rich history and evolution into the amazing environment that we know today. Motivational and hilarious House Assemblies followed, with each house knowing the huge number of points available to win at Sports Day.
Pearson went into Sports Day leading by one point, but a storming display from Foxell saw them finish second in the Sports Day events behind winners Newman, meaning they overtook Pearson in the House standings to retain their trophy. The display of talent was astonishing, with numerous school records broken during the athletics events. As always, the teacher's race and House Captains' sack race were very popular and drew many laughs from the crowd! Thanks go to Mr Ambrose and the PE Team for their incredible efforts in organising another enjoyable year of House competition.