Deputy Head Tim Cashell brings you the rundown of the recent Inter-Boarding House Superstars competition, which saw a girl emerge victorious for the first time in the event's history:
A very enjoyable and hard fought afternoon saw the houses battle it out for Individual and Team success.
My thanks to Mrs Cashell and Mr Joyce who assisted in running the competition and to those that came along and supported.
The first activity, the gym tests saw a great rivalry between Jack Jones from Beecholme and Leo Ludwig from Netherton who completed the three tasks equal first.
Sydney Johnson, from Edwards, won both the standing Long Jump and 50m sprint whilst Noah Wiedenmann of Beecholme coolly won the Basketball lay-ups.
Leo Ludwig won the Agility test and Jack Jones won the target golf, shooting to within 4.15m of the pin to Leo’s 4.80, much to Noah’s frustration.
Sydney outshone the boys in target football, the only person to score three goals which meant that the Pwllycrochan run saw four competitors in the title hunt and three houses all within touching distance of the house prize.
In the event, second from Jack and fifth from Noah was enough to see Beecholme top the table, two points from Edwards who were a further two points from Netherton. Congratulations to Noah, Jack and Esteban.
Noah finished fourth overall as Jack and Leo fittingly shared second place after their intense rivalry all afternoon.
The competition, held since 2011, has seen Mario Weyers, Nick von Detten, Ronnie Mueller (twice), Danny Evans and Lukas Foerster as its individual champion.
After six years of male dominance, having won four of her six events and finishing second and fourth in the other two, the 2017 Superstars champion and first time female winner is Sydney Johnson.