Houses The Cheltonian 2021-22
This year, Ashmead girls put out a strong performance at Sports Day. Lily N, who won the 1500m, went on to do brilliantly in the Bannister Cup. To top off a fantastic day in the sunshine, Ashmead Upper College bettered their second place House Pots performance by taking first place on Sports Day.
This year, post pandemic, we saw the resurgence of Clans, starting off with the return of our annual Clan Walk up Leckhampton Hill as a way to introduce the House to the new Third Form.
As this was the first full year back in College and House post pandemic, Mrs Poulain and the House team were able to put on some exciting activities and events such as the rollerblade disco which really tested the girls’ stability!
It’s safe to say that the Christowe spirit was maintained by the Boyceites over lockdown and bolstered throughout this year.
As always it has been a busy year for us. On top of the wonderful range of social events we have had some great outings including a whole House Dinner at Cote, a trip to Ninja Warrior and a day when the junior girls got to go tubing and Upper College played laser tag.
We returned in September 2021 to a sea of Covid test kits but hopeful that College life would soon become normal.
The Autumn Term saw a whole House trip to Combat Splat for paintballing, and then the College Variety Show came around fast, hosted by two of our Upper Sixth Nathan C and Hasan I.
It has been another fantastic year for Newick with many individuals achieving various different accolades across the board.
The Queen’s House
Having struggled to complete many of our usual House events in the past two years we finally managed to come together as a House this past year.
As a House we were extremely lucky to welcome our new Housemaster Mr Orchard and his family Emma, Ellis, Luca, Bertie the dog and later in the year, new baby Luca into the Southwood family.
Having an ease on Covid restrictions this year has allowed our Westal girls to take advantage of the many activities available. This includes escape rooms, ice skating, pamper parties, in-House sushi making, and a trip to AquaVenture.
Where are they now?
We asked some recent leavers two questions: What is your best memory from your House? & What have you been doing since leaving College?