11th July 2018
Writing: Matthew Human (Year 10)
Students from all year groups came together this week to enjoy the annual celebration of Founder's Day in the morning, followed by the all-important Sports Day in the afternoon, which would decide the final standings for the House Cup.
The day began with a short walk down from the school site to St Mary’s Church in Amersham, for a service led by Mr Tansley and the Reverend Tim Harper. The school collectively sung a number of traditional hymns, and the choir performed compositions by Mozart and César Frank. Elena Accogli, talented violinist in the Sixth Form, performed Caprice in C minor, Op.55 by Henri Vieuxtemps. We were also treated to enlightening readings taken from the Bible, and an address from Reverend Harper discussing pride in St George’s flag and the diversity of our nation that it represents.
After the morning service, all eyes were focused on Sports Day; the last chance everyone would have to earn valuable house points, to decide this year’s winners of the annual House Cup. Pearson stood as the favourites, being the reigning champions and going into Sports Day in the lead, with Thorne second and Foxell third. Pearson dominated most of the track events: Matt Aldred in Year 8 running the 800m in 2 minutes and 24 seconds, and a time of 12.5 seconds in the 100 meters for Chris Grint in Year 10.
Alex Johnson in Year 10 Foxell broke the school record for 800 meters by four seconds with a time of 2 minutes and 3 seconds, a record which had been held for 11 years. Foxell picked up many more great results, winning the Year 9 and 10 field events, and the Year 7 track events, crowning them this years Sports Day winners. This lead to the winners of the House Cup also being Foxell with 263 points, Pearson in 2nd place with 260 points, Thorne in 3rd, Newman 4th, Rayner 5th and Holman 6th. A huge thanks goes to the Music Team for the morning's service and the PE Team for organising this year’s Sports Day, and all the staff that have contributed to the House events over the last year.