An entertaining House Singing Competition
7 March 2016
The annual Boarding House Singing Competition took place on the evening of Sunday 6 March in Chapel. Houses were given a long list of songs from which to choose, and their choices ranged from older classics such as ‘Help!’ by the Beatles and ‘500 Miles’ by the Proclaimers to more modern songs by Adele, Bastille, Ella Henderson and The Script. No staff were permitted to assist with preparations since the song choices were released at the start of the week, and so all preparations were left in the hands of the students.
All the houses are to be congratulated on putting so much time and effort into their preparations over the last week, and the pupils who directed, arranged and sang solos deserve particular praise. At the end of the evening, the best boys’ house was judged to be School House, who gave a very classy and simple performance of Justin Bieber’s ‘Love Yourself’ which focused on the quality of their singing. The best girls’ house and overall winner was Stevens, whose performance of Jessie J’s ‘Flashlight’ was the standout performance of the night, featuring terrific solo singing, great harmonies and engagement from the entire house.