It was with a great feeling of anticipation that staff and pupils approached the first Inter-House competition of the year, the hotly contested Tug of War. Last year’s event was washed out by torrential rain and many did not know what to expect with the current unpredictable weather.

Seven separate tug of war pitches ran a total of over 70 contests on Monday afternoon generating a huge amount of excitement and even more noise! The cheers could be heard from Dean Close boarding houses, over a mile from the pitch, as the whole Senior School of 500 pupils united to support their House teams.

Headmaster, Bradley Salisbury, said “The annual Tug of War competition was initiated a few years ago by a group of Bruneian pupils, as it is the national sport of Brunei. I am pleased to see that the tradition has continued, as it is a fantastic team building exercise as well as a lot of fun.”

Year

Winners

Second

U6 Boys

Tower

BC

L6 boys

Tower

Field & BC

U6 Girls

Hatherley

Mead

L6 Girls

Turner

Hatherley

5th Boys

Tower

5th girls

Fawley

Shel.

Remove Boys

Tower

BC

Remove Girls

Shel.

Mead

4th Boys

Field & Tower

4th Girls

Shelburne

Hatherley