Twickenham house takes the title at Witchford Village College games day
PUBLISHED: 13:00 11 July 2017
Students at Witchford Village College competed during an Inter House Games Day on Friday.
Competing in their houses (Lords, Twickenham, Wembley and Wimbledon) for the House Cup, each student participated in a curriculum-based activity and a sport.
In the English department curriculum-based activities included, Geocache (a hi-tech treasure hunt), creating advertising material for a new sports product, designing a sports board game with rules and instructions and creating a sales pitch for a film based around a sporting character.
The science department carried out experiments on three different sports drinks to establish sugar content and the ability to re-hydrate. The maths Department staged tournaments of chess, Scrabble, draughts, Soduko and Yahtzee.
Art and Design saw the teams building ‘Wacky Races’ cars and then racing them for a trophy - the Pink Fluffy Unicorn Car won the morning race.
Catering students cooked a healthy lunch for staff with the second group creating an afternoon tea.
Drama students worked in their houses to produce an opening ceremony for a physical theatre spectacular and the history department taught students about the history of dance and the Olympics.
Product design students were asked to produce ‘shock-proof’ packaging for a single egg.
Alongside the curriculum-based activities were sports including cricket, rounders, tennis, table tennis and tag rugby tournaments. Some students were introduced to archery whilst others took part in a speed stacking relay.
There were fast games of ultimate frisbee and teams were lead through aerobics and dance sessions.
There was a team challenge and one activity involved moving a bucket of water held by ropes without spilling it.
Twickenham house was announced as the winning team, and each member celebrated with shortbread medals strung from strawberry boot laces.
Joanna Gordon, of the college, said: “It was a fantastic day and great to see all students involved in new and different activities and rising to and completing some excellent challenges.
“Special mention must go to Christina Emmess, head of PE, who organised the whole day with the support of all staff.”