House Competition 2018-2019

House Competition 2018-2019 

After 12 events this academic year the final standings in the House Competition are as follows:

House Score
Kings 19
Poets 27
Shepherds 26

House Badminton 2019

We have reached the pivotal point of the year in our House competition, with relatively few competitions left and therefore few points available.

Going into the Badminton competition, Shepherds house held a  narrow one point lead over the Poets

The Badminton competition took on a doubles format, with each house having three pairs of players, and each pair playing in a separate pool. Students from years 7, 8, 9 and 10 were involved in the competition. Games were played on a ‘best of three sets’ basis.

As ever, the games were played in the right spirit with all players working hard to try to beat their opposition.

Badminton is something that our students have relatively limited experience of, but despite this the standard of play was good.

When all the games had been completed the final results were as follows:

House Games Won Position
Kings 3 2nd
Poets 4 1st
Shepherds 2 3rd

House Cooking 2019

On 2nd April, 21 budding bakers gathered in our Food room to represent their houses in Trinity’s version of the Great British Bake Off.

Mrs Whittaker set the cooking challenge of each House having to bake scones, cookies, jam tarts and pasties. All ingredients were weighed out and students had to follow a recipe to bake their food.

Students eagerly prepared their ingredients and put their creations into the oven. Much nervousness followed as students looked into their ovens to see “is it rising?” “has it browned?” “have I got a soggy bottom?”

After cleaning the kitchen space amongst the beautiful aromas of baking, the students laid their food out ready for the judging panel to look at and taste. Mr Potts and Miss Nalty had the unenviable task of trying to choose winners in each baking category. This was a difficult task as the standard was so high.

The food was judged on appearance, texture and taste. The winners in each category were as follows:

Scones Lilly Sinclair Witton Poets
Cookies Max Evans Poets
Jam Tarts Alice Sanderson Kings
Pasties Kaci Scrimshaw Poets

This meant that the winning House for 2019 was Poets.

Benchball 2019

Due to the growing popularity of Benchball among Trinity’s sporting students, we held a finals night on 12 February where all houses were able to field teams.

More than 50 students turned up to represent and play for their house in their quest to add to their points tally. The games involved boys and girls from years 7 to 10 playing in the same teams. It was great to see our younger students rise to the challenge and to witness the camaraderie that was on show between all the students.

As with all house events, the competition was fierce, but played in the right spirit. Many of the school’s netball team took part and it was good to see their skills transferred to this game.

As Poets had one extra team and consequently got to play more games, the results were decided based on a win percentage. So despite the fact that both Poets and Shepherds won five games apiece, the Shepherds won a higher percentage of their games and therefore claimed the title of House Benchball Champions 2019.

The final scores were: 1st Shepherds (71% win percentage), 2nd Poets (56%) and 3rd Kings (14%).

House Talent Show 2019

Nine extremely entertaining acts performed at Trinity’s annual house talent show on 17 January in a fantastic evening that really showcased what a talent-rich school we have.

Judges Karen Barley and Emma Porter had an extremely difficult job in determining who should take the coveted top three places, but eventually their decision was announced.

In first place was Sasha Finch (Year 9) from Poets house, who gave an emotive rendition of I Dreamed a Dream from Les Miserables.

Second and third place were both awarded to Shepherds house students in Year 7: Keegan Wilson for his energetic dance routine, and Reuben Singleton for an entertaining monologue.

Sasha
Keegan

 

Reuben
The judges!

House Netball 2018

In the preliminary rounds of the House Netball competition, which culminated in the finals night on Wednesday 19th December, Shepherds dominated the competition for Years 7 and 9 and the Poets for Years 10 and 11.

On finals night we were only able to run a Year 7 competition and, fittingly, it involved Shepherds v Poets in what was a winner-takes-all game to decide the winners of the Netball competition for 2018.

It was a very close battle between two talented and well organised teams. There was nothing between the two teams at all, with excellent defending from Winnie Chen from Poets and Libbie-Mae Noble from Shepherds preventing many goal-scoring opportunities.

At the end of the game the score was 3-3, which led to 5 minutes extra time being played. Due to the sheer determination of both teams the score remained 3-3 even after extra time. This led to a golden-goal situation where the teams were informed that the next goal scored would win the game.

The game remained end to end and there was nothing between the two teams until Evie Benson from Shepherds received the ball in her goal area, took a shot and scored, winning the game for the Shepherds. It was an excellent game throughout with many moments of brilliance.

When these results were added to the results from the preliminary rounds the final scores were:

House Score Position
Kings 9 3rd
Poets 20 2nd
Shepherds 22 1st

House Football 2018

A really close House Football competition culminated in a crucial finals night on Wednesday 19th December.

Competition had been close in the PE lesson preliminary rounds, with all houses taking victory with particular year groups. Students who had performed well in their PE lessons were invited to participate in the finals. What added to the occasion was that our Year 7 students who were participating in the Carol Concert later that evening were able to come along and cheer their teams on.

In the Year 7 final, a strong Poets team swept aside the Kings with a 5–0 victory. Mason Thomas, Deacon Murphy and Taylor Richmond provided the goals, but the foundation of the victory was a strong team made up of many players who have represented our Year 7 football team.

The Year 8 final was a much more closely contested affair. Shepherds edged out the Kings 4–3. Blake Dunning scored a hat trick for the Shepherds and he was ably supported by the high energy performances of Nathaniel Booth and Iulian Gheorge. Ben Stobart deserves special mention for Kings, as he put in an outstanding performance for his house.

When these results were added to the results from the preliminary rounds the final scores were:

House Score Position
Kings 27 2nd
Poets 29 1st
Shepherds 21 3rd

House Hockey 2018

Following a week of preliminary of hockey competitions that took place in PE lessons, the leading two houses in Y7 – 9 competed in our inaugural House Finals night on the 25th October.

Students who had shone in their PE lessons were invited to attend along with their parents to provide support and encouragement. It was fantastic to see so many of the students represented by their parents and family. This helped to create a superb atmosphere where regardless of the House the students were encouraged to give their all.

The standard of hockey was good, with all participants showing enthusiasm and having fun. Year 7 competed first in a close contest which was narrowly won by Poets (2-1). The second game saw Y8 and Y9 combine to play a fast-paced game which was closer than the final score suggests. The end result was 3-0 to poets.

When these results were added to the results from the preliminary rounds the final scores were:

House Score Position
Kings 14 3rd
Poets 23 1st
Shepherds 21 2nd

House Rugby 2018

Following a week of preliminary of rugby competitions that took place in PE lessons, the leading two houses in Y7 – 9 competed in our inaugural House Finals night on the 25th October.

Students who had shone in their PE lessons were invited to attend along with their parents to provide support and encouragement. It was fantastic to see so many of the students represented by their parents and family. This helped to create a superb atmosphere where regardless of the House the students were encouraged to give their all.

The standard of rugby was exciting to watch, with all participants showing enthusiasm and a good level of skill. Perhaps the most exciting game was the Year 8 final. It turned out to be a tryfest, with 12 tries scored in 20 minutes of rugby. The game swung from one team to another and it was nip and tuck until the final few minutes. The quality of Harry Graves and Charlie Dewsnap made the telling difference

The finals night results were as follows:

Year 7: Shepherds beat Kings 6 tries to 2

Year 8: Shepherds beat Kings 7 tries to 5

Year 9: Shepherds beat Kings 6 tries to 1

When these results were added to the results from the preliminary rounds the final scores were:

House Score Position
Kings 22 2nd
Poets 9 3rd
Shepherds 29 1st

House Quiz 2018

The winning Kings House team

This year’s House competition is now well under way, with students and their families invited to join forces for some of the events and at half-termly finals nights. One of the first of these events was the House Quiz, which was held on 11th October and which Kings House won by a narrow margin. 

It was fantastic to see so many different families represented. Each house was represented by three teams, made up of students, family members and our House Captains.

The quiz involved ten rounds of ten questions on topics such as Literature, Sport, Film and the history of Trinity Academy. There was also a round based on the TV show Catchphrase where the teams were encouraged to “say what you see”. Each team was able to play a Joker, where the score was doubled for a round of their choice.

The teams were also refreshed with a pie and pea supper, which was very well received by all.

The competition was tight throughout the quiz with each team performing well in specific categories. Also the tactical use of the Joker meant that the teams were able to use it to their advantage and optimise their score.

After all the rounds had been completed it was over to Mr Potts to announce the score. Over the banging of tables and stamping of feet the results were announced. The results were as follows:

House Score
Kings 246
Shepherds 237
Poets 219

Congratulations to the winning teams, and thank you to all those students and their families who came along and made the night a most enjoyable – and competitive – one!

An excellent evening was had by all and the students and their families were left chomping at the bit in wanting more of these types of event.

House Cross Country 2018

Throughout the week of 17 – 21st September every student across years 7-11 represented their houses in the House Cross Country event.

Run in all weathers, the event saw students complete one lap of the perimeter of the school grounds in a course that measured approximately one mile.

We witnessed a real mixture of athletes; from students determined to win and run a fast time to those who knew they would not win but who wanted to enjoy the experience and run the best time possible for them.

There were some surprise results along the way with some students surpassing the expectations of their teachers. Perhaps the most surprising and pleasing of all the results was the performance of Luke Westacott in the Year 11 Boys competition. Luke has been on a personal journey to lose weight and improve his rugby. His dedication and determination meant that he succeeded on both fronts, transforming his body and being selected as a Lion. All of this effort has meant that his fitness had improved greatly and he was able to finish second in the Year 11 race with a time of 6.17. Luke admits that in previous years he would have walked the course so this is a remarkable achievement and one that Luke should be very proud of.

The results of each Cross Country competition were as follows:

House Y11 Boys Y11 Girls Y10 Boys Y10 Girls Y9 Boys Y9 Girls Y8  Boys Y8 Girls Y7 Boys Y7 Girls Results
Kings 2 2 1 1 2 1 3 3 1 1 17
Poets 1 1 3 3 1 2 1 1 3 3 19
Shepherds 3 3 2 3 3 3 2 3 2 3 27