As the Autumn term draws to a close it is time to round up the House results. The House points are tallied every week and are awarded to pupils for various aspects of school life; such as achievement points, weekly house competitions, charity events and special one-off events. Throughout the term pupils have competed in a variety of activities ranging from football, netball and shooting hoops to photography, short story writing and baking competitions allowing the wider community of King Charles I school to contribute and take part.
Our house representatives have successfully organised teams to compete in sporting events on behalf of their year group and their house. Pupils who have shown true sportsmanship and teamwork throughout the course of the term have represented the three houses; Blounts, Chads and Queens.
The House competitions have allowed pupils to contribute in numerous ways to the ever-growing house point totals. Pupils in Blounts house managed to gain the most points from their football matches, followed closely by Chads who were just short by 100 points. A special mention must be made for the Year 7 Chads football team who competed exceptionally every game and did not lose a single game all term! It was the pupils in Queens house, Years 9 to 11, who were most successful in their Netball matches securing the most wins of any house this term.
Elsewhere, one off events across the school earned the house teams further points. In September, our main event away from the sporting arena was the King Charles I bake off. The bake off competition ran alongside the Macmillan Coffee Morning where pupils baked cakes in memory of our late beloved teacher Mrs Giddins. Jodie Broomfield of Chads house baked a wonderful Netball shaped cake, which took a well-earned first place in the bake off. On the Borrington site, pupils across the houses have succeeded in raising money for a number of charities. Once again it was the Blounts team who took success in the Copper Trail where pupils had to gather and arrange as many coppers as possible in a fixed amount of time to raise money for Children in Need. It must be said that the pupils from all three houses showed true compassion and pride in ensuring that the collection of coper coins continued to grow right up until the last moments of the competition.
The Spring term sees competitions heading indoors and taking a more intellectual focus with the introduction of a number of new events including: University Challenge style House Quiz, Book reviews and Dodgeball competitions. We are looking forward to seeing more pupils from each house taking part in the upcoming competitions and encourage all pupils to continue contributing their great ideas for future competitions to their Head of House or House representatives.