The final week of Lent Term at Repton saw a plethora of whole school activities including the Barnes Squad Competition, Steeplechase, and Russell Cup Competition. These events encapsulate a spirit of teamwork and camaraderie, giving all ten boarding Houses a chance to compete against each other for a range of coveted trophies.
From Broadway to Repton took place over the last weekend of term and the show was a resounding success. The musical theatre production saw pupils from all year groups performing on the stage of the 400 Hall and we look forward to presenting our Lent Charity, Foundation Derbyshire with the proceeds that have been raised from this event.
The annual cadet inter-house Barnes Squad competition took place on Tuesday 21st March. The day started with the Guard of Honour Inspection accompanied for the first time with a CCF band. Headmaster Major Alastair Land performed the duties of inspecting Officer (with over 20 years of CCF Officer experience).
The inspection went extremely well and Major Land remarked on not only the standard of dress and general turn out but also on the weapon drill and how high the standards were.
During the afternoon, A Block Cadets displayed their skills in navigation, map and compass, bearings and distance. There was also drill and turnout, where each cadet was inspected by Sgt Brocklesby of the Cadet Training Team. In the First Aid section, the cadets demonstrated how to deal with an unconscious non breathing casualty. Archery and climbing were also put into the competition, adding a fun, physically demanding aspect to the competition. O Block Cadets engaged in an individual Archery competition.
Three major trophies where awarded: Overall Shot was won by Field House; Drill and Turnout was also won by Field. The overall winner of the boys’ House Barnes Squad Trophy was won by Orchard and the overall girls’ House was won by Field. The Barnes Squad combined overall victor was Field.
The next day was the highly anticipated annual Steeplechase, and this year’s course did not disappoint with plenty of mud and rain to add to the sweat (…and tears?!). Results as follows:
The Russell Cup competition then took place on Thursday afternoon and involved all of the Houses competing against each other in a gruelling obstacle course of physical activities. School House were victorious this time as the overall winner and boys’ House winner, whilst Garden were awarded the girls’ House trophy.
Lent Term culminated with the Headmaster’s List which praised the achievements and accomplishments of pupils over the past ten weeks. You can read the Headmaster’s address in Lists here.