During the last week of term students at St Edward’s Senior & Sixth Form had a fantastic time celebrating House Day, with various competitions taking place throughout and market stalls at lunchtime to raise money for charity.

The day started with Key Stage 3 pupils split into groups to take part in a ‘Big Colourful Art Quiz’ and ‘Astronaut Training’, where their observation and reflexes were tested with points awarded to the best-performing teams.

At the same time, Key Stage 4 pupils took part in ‘It’s a Knockout’ and a business orientated ‘Trading Game’. Alongside that, teams representing each House played inflatable table football on the top field.

At lunchtime, Year 9s organised stalls with various activities including an ice cream and milkshake stand, fair-based games such as knocking down cans and popping balloons, along with the very popular ‘soak the teacher’.

All of this was done to raise money for several charities all selected by the Year 9 pupils who hosted the games.

The afternoon session took place in the marquee on the Front Lawn. A number of year group Inter-House games were contested including ‘Giant Jenga’, ‘Giant Connect Four’, ‘Virtual Reality Table Tennis’, Catchpoint’ and ‘Articulate’, all presented by our new Head Boy and Head Girl.

There was a great spirit and comradery to the day’s proceedings, with students from all year groups working well together to compete for their respective Houses and working hard to raise money for charities.