RAG Week 2021 was a slightly different affair to the usual crowded hustling and bustling quad and netball courts over each break time that we are so used to seeing.
It was wonderful to have staff and pupils from Year 7 and the Year 12 Leaders competing and enjoying the House netball and Year 12 netball and tug-of-war events though. What an exhilarating throwback to times gone by and, more importantly of times soon to come with all fingers and toes crossed for the slow and sensible easing of lockdown.
Friday bought with it the final of the netball competition with Nightingale vs. Pankhurst staff to provide a fantastically competitive match with Pankhurst taking the top spot. The Year 12 students were out in force over the lunchtime for a netball shoot out followed by the crowd favourite, tug-of-war. Teams of eight from each House took it in turns to knock out their competitors to leave a final between Pankhurst and Curie. Team Pankhurst took the number one spot, earning them maximum House points to add to their lead at the top of the overall House points table.
Team Fonteyn pulled a few points back in the staff competition, fronting a large raring to go staff team for each of their games. A fierce contest between Parks and Fonteyn proved to be the showstopper in the staff competition with socially-distanced supporters cheering on both staff sides. Parks were the eventual winners, but Fonteyn wrapping up bonus points in their other game saw them creep back to reaching distance of Pankhurst in the overall leader board.
Friday was also the penultimate Senior School mufti for this academic year, which was in support of our friends at YuYo. Our esteemed Assistant Principal, Mr Flynn, is the chairman of YuYo, which looks to support the education and accommodation of young people in their three partnership schools in Uganda.
Although the final total is still being calculated, we are pleased to confirm that we have raised just over £1,200 so far. The teamwork, collaboration and organisation on show from the Year 12 Leaders highlights some of the key learning habits we exhibit at Surbiton High School. Overall, an excellent week primarily raising awareness for some of our brilliant charity groups; thank you so much again to everyone involved.
Mr Ben Newton
Head of Houses, Charity and Social Enterprise
Categories: Senior School