Our most recent house event – the Seniors Tug of War competition resulted in a huge crowd of pupils turning out to witness one of the best events so far. With our S6 pupils entering fully into the spirit of the competition, we saw red, blue and yellow leg warmers and leotards a plenty – and that was just the boys!
In the competition for young ladies, ladylike behaviour went out the window as our teams fought valiantly for the title of Strongest House. In this particular event, Seton girls came out on top, with Grange second and Gosford third.
A clash of the titans ensued in the male version of this competition with pride and bragging rights very much driving everything that ensued. Grange boys came out on top in this competition as they beat both Seton and Gosford without too much effort – though this was not the case when an inital foul pull happened. A certain Mr Lanyon had somehow managed to sneak himself into the Seton boys team, impacting on their ability to be moved but was soon told off in no uncertain terms by Miss Dalgleish for being a bit of a chancer!
The final overall result of the combined girls and boys event saw Grange finish first, Seton second and Gosford third.
The competition finale meant some truly colossal characters entered the arena to take on the pupils’ “strongest team” (Grange boys). A staff team with a combined weight of a French front row AND an English front row, laid down the gauntlet to our young heroes. The first tug of war was very close indeed and the Grange boys very much gave the staff a run for their money. However, there was just no shifting the academic giants that are Lanyon, Evans, Robertson and a couple of (by comparison) puny PE punters. The staff edged the Grange boys out – but only just. Mohammed simply couldn’t shift the mountain.