5 July was our House Finale – as the academic year winds down, a well deserved opportunity for everyone in our community to step away from classes and come together to bond, to be creative, competitive and 10% braver!
In the morning, students worked in their laddered House forms to each create an individual tile, representing themselves. Each tile is being installed to create an amazing House Mural on our school campus. We look forward to this being displayed ready for next academic year – watch this space for pictures.
Spirits heightened as students came together to create, decide upon and rehearse a House Chant in readiness for the afternoon’s activities and competitions !
With music, friends and a BBQ lunch on picnic blankets at the games field everyone was feeling in the spirit for the games to begin…..
Some colour was injected to the day with the Colour Run, organised by our Sixth Form Student Union. Many students ran 4km in support of Wakefield Pride, there was much paint throwing and a lot of fun. Runners wore their ‘rainbow extravaganza’ with total pride. Others – juniors, seniors and staff – competed to win as many House points as possible in our Rounders matches and Tug of War tournaments.
At the end of the afternoon, with all of the above considered and a final totting up of the house point totals our new, beautiful House Champion Trophy was awarded to the overall House winners of 2021-22: Clayton!
Whichever the House, we think this all sums up team spirit. A great day everyone.
Some of our students shared their views:
“I absolutely loved yesterday, the experience was great. I loved the events and spending time with the all the people in our House and singing our new chants. ” Phoebe.
“The House Finale was a great day to finish off the journey of House events and forming the new, through school House system. It was a great opportunity to get involved in friendly competition with the other houses. It was a great day to remember and I can’t wait to see the finished tile mural!” Olivia Woodhead.
“Yesterday was really fun as I got to spend time with my friends and other people in my House. It was a great day taking part in fun activities and enjoying delicious foods and treats. Watching the teacher’s tug of war was really good too! ” Tara Rehal.