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Competitive Natures Unleashed in Inter-House Competitions

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Inter-house competitions form a large part of our co-curricular programme here at King’s. Not only are they a fun and popular addition to our daily activities, but they also enable pupils to develop their teamwork and problem-solving skills.

Most recently, we hosted our first Inter-house Biathle, which saw teams of ten from each boarding house go head-to-head in a competitive run-swim race.

King Alfred and Carpenter came out on top in the boys’ and girls’ events, achieving a time of 14 minutes 43 seconds, and 17 minutes 38 seconds respectively.

Head of Athletics, Richard Llewelyn-Eaton said: “There were some interesting rivalries between the teams, including the Thornhill twins, who fought against one another during the swim element of the competition.”

He added: “The biathle is a good step towards the biathlon next term, and also enables pupils to train for the run and swim parts of a pentathlon.”

To round off the Summer Term, pupils were ‘roped’ into the end-of-year Tug of War competition – a hugely successful affair where houses, pupils and staff go head-to-head in an ultimate test of strength.

Congratulations go to Meynell and to Tuckwell for winning the girls’ and boys’ competitions, and to both staff teams for achieving fantastic 2-0 wins over the senior house teams.

Throughout the term, we have also enjoyed a number of other house competitions, that have included our yearly Spelling Bee, House Tennis championship, Inter-house MasterChef and various debating contests.

We now look forward to the Michaelmas Term where we hope to continue these popular events.

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