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Pankhurst Wins Big House Event

Posted at 8:48 am on 8th October, 2019

House Launch Day

In September, Wellacre students joined forces as they competed in the Big House Event!  Pankhurst was crowned the winner after a day brimming with team challenges.

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First, peer groups of Year 7 to 11 students, worked together to compete in a House Quiz, testing their knowledge!  They were then tasked with solving as many Dingbats puzzles as possible using visual clues of words and letters.

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House teams, including a Year 10 student leading a group of Year 7 students, were then charged with searching high and low throughout the school on a scavenger hunt for clues to complete a mystery word. 

Each form were also challenged to design the best paper planes to be launched by Mr Asha and judged on the longest distance travelled as well as time for the longest time in the air!  Competition was fierce and entries were of a high standard!

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Finally, KS3 and KS4 students, enjoyed a relay assault course in teams.  The sports halls were filled with cheering and support as teams raced to take the title.

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Students received House points for scores on each challenge, which were tallied up as a total for Lowry, Turing and Pankhurst:

1st - PANKHURST - 875 points

2nd -  LOWRY - 825 points

3rd - TURING - 725 points  

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Event Winners were as follows:

Form Games:      PANKHURST

Scavenger Hunt: PANKHURST

Dingbats:             PANKHURST

Paper Plane:        LOWRY - longest distance PANKHURST - longest in the air

KS3 Assault Course: TURING & LOWRY

KS4 Assault Course: PANKHURST


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Deputy Head Boy for Pankhurst, Shivam, said:

“It was really good to win the first big House event!  I went round with Year 7 and 8 students as part of a Pankhurst team; they were brilliant as they knew their way around already and were good at finding the clues and answers - we were a great team!”

Principal, Miss Wicks, said:

“A brilliant afternoon was had by all; there was such a great atmosphere around school and students worked well together as teams.  Special thanks to the Heads of House and their student leadership teams for coordinating all the different activities and tallying scores.  Well done to our winners, Pankhurst!”


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