Once Upon A Time In Princethorpe World

A long time ago - and yet perhaps it wasn't such a very long time ago – House Activity Day (HAD) appeared over the hills and far away on Wednesday 4 July and what a day it was!

Princethorpe pupils stepped into a magical Disney-themed ‘Princethorpe World’ for HAD 2018. There was lots of fun and adventures to explore around school with some amazing costumes on display.

With a carousel of activities to enjoy, House Tutor Groups set to work taking on various challenges including; The Labours of Hercules in the Orchard featuring an unusual taste and smell test and inflatable obstacle course; escaping Aladdin's cave; giving Robin Hood and his Merry Men a run for their money with archery in Switzerland; creating stop-animation Lego stories; building 2D snowmen and putting their vocal chords to the test with renditions of Let it Go from Frozen and not to mention the fabulous Lion King inspired African Music and Drama workshop led by ACD Arts.

Year 10 pupil Max Bishop said, “The day was really enjoyable. I loved the African drumming and had loads of fun doing the Hercules challenges!”

Year 9 pupil Izzy Dardis agreed, commenting, “The Lion Kingsession was my favourite too and the Disney-theme was really good.”

Lucy Gribben, Year 9, added, “The day is great as it’s good to work together as a Tutor Group.”

As ever, many of Princethorpe’s teaching and support staff embraced HAD with gusto and there was a fine assortment of Disney-inspired costumes! We extend our thanks to everyone who made the day possible and a special thanks goes to House Activity Leader Matt Parsons, the House Activities Co-ordinators; Charlotte Verleure, Hannah Carminati, Katharine Darwood-Bredin and Julia Landon and our stalwart Sixth Formers.

House Activity Leader, Matt Parsons, commented, “The day was fantastic. There was an amazing atmosphere from start to finish and it was brilliant to see everyone get involved.” He continued, “We were incredibly grateful to welcome ACD Arts to the school to deliver some fun and interactive sessions for our pupils and the day wouldn’t have been possible without the hard-work and support of the HACs and Sixth Form.”

Well done to all for taking part – we can reveal the final results were:

First – Benet
Second – More
Third – Austin
Fourth – Fisher

Images from House Activity Day: