Brentwoodian 2022

House Charity This year South House supported St Francis Hospice. The Christmas Fair allowed us our first opportunity to raise funds. Christmas-themed games with a variety of chocolate prizes meant our stall was very popular. Our volunteers were cheerful and encouraging - they drew the crowds in, and we managed to raise well over £650. Our BAC Week water polo competition plus our stall at Track and Field drew in even more funds, raising over £750 in total. This means that as a House, we raised just under £2,000 for St Francis Hospice - money that is much needed and will go a long way. In addition to this, Alex Mead (our House Captain) took on the challenge of swimming 100 miles in March - a massive feat for anyone, let alone a young person in their final year of school. Alex achieved his 100 miles by Mother’s Day, and, in the process, raised £3,400 for St Francis Hospice. As a House, we are so proud of his effort and his compassion. A year in review There is an African proverb that says “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” This year, our House mission was to get as far as we could by working as a team. A bold decision in the eyes of some but, on the whole, a decision that meant the House had no choice but to work together. And, with the ever-determined and encouraging Alex Mead as our Captain, there was no question that the House was successful in this regard. With over 50 House events happening across the year, there were lots of opportunities for students in the House to get involved. In over 50% of the events, we were placed in the top three positions - this was due to the hard work and dedication of so many of our Southies. Whilst winning is nice, my highlights of the year are the moments where I saw the South spirit shine through. 174