House Competition 2018-2019

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

Therefore, after four events this year the current standings in the House Competition are as follows:

House Score
Kings 8
Poets 9
Shepherds 13