News Spring Term House Round-up 27.03.2024

It has been a jam-packed term for House events, with students busier than ever racking up points for their Houses in such a wide variety of ways. 

Just Dance

We started the term with a ‘Just Dance’ competition, intended to get as many students – and staff – on their feet as possible, and Maathai raced to victory with an energetic rendition of ‘Roar’ by Katy Perry.

Inter-house Sports

The inter-House hockey and football tournaments have included students from every year group, with Quinn Brown dominating in the senior tournament and Naidu taking the lead for the Lower School. 

The Senior House Music Festival put on a more sedate event, showcasing the very best of our musical talent across a range of categories, with Maathai coming out on top with entries in the final across strings, woodwind, and vocal ensemble categories, to name a few! 

The Big Draw

A stalwart of our House participation events – provided the artists in the school community with the opportunity to celebrate a variety of spring-time festivals, while showcasing inclusivity and creativity in their designs. Lovelace took the most points for their exceptionally detailed artwork in celebration of International Women’s Day.

Sixth Form University Challenge

A very popular event among the Sixth Form has been the annual University Challenge tournament, with students fighting head-to-head to clock up the most points. Naidu and Bassi entered the final neck-and-neck, but Bassi eventually took the trophy with 100 points to 70. The Bassi student team then took on a staff team in a keenly anticipated match, with Bassi pipping them to the post, not least through their knowledge of Taylor Swift. 

Lip Sync 

The final two weeks of term saw the now-famous Lip Sync Battle take place, first with heats which showcased some sensational talent and entertainment factor, and ending in a grand finale between the top three performances during our final assembly. Maathai, Sheppard, and Naidu all put out incredibly strong performances, with precise choreography, flair, and enthusiasm, and it was Naidu’s duo Sofia and Viper who edged it with a performance to ‘Problem’ by Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea. 

The Totals

A huge well done to all the Houses for the enthusiasm and verve with which they have thrown themselves into such an array of House competitions and events this term. The points as they stand are:

Lovelace – 133
Naidu – 132
Quinn Brown – 130
Sheppard – 129
Bassi – 114
Maathai – 114