It has been a magnificent final week for this half of the term. Many of the boys made the annual pilgrimage up the hill to savour the wonders of the Wimbledon Bookfest and the Reception boys thoroughly enjoyed their trip to Wisley. On Tuesday, we welcomed guest speaker and parent of an Old Willingtonian, Jim Sewell, who came to launch this year’s Restless Triathlon for charity. Last year we raised a considerable sum in support of work in the Third World. Willington boys always give so generously and are such staunch supporters of good causes, so I am confident that, once again, we shall be witness to great efforts on their part. Of course, the fact that Willington teams won all the age categories also gave an extra special feel to this magnificent event last year, so here’s hoping we can retain all our titles for this academic year.
Speaking of winning, my congratulations go to Lancelot House on their victory in the Inter House Football Competition, which concluded this afternoon following a series of titanic and hotly contested matches across the years from Year 1 up to Years 7 and 8. Lancelot House retain their stranglehold on what they have probably come to regard as “their” trophy, making it six years in a row and a total now of having won it seven times over the last eight years. Staying with the sporting theme, I must offer huge congratulations to our football team, who were triumphant at the Annual Willington 7 aside Tournament last Saturday. This Saturday sees our touring party jet off to the continent for the much anticipated Rugby Tour. Good luck to all those participating and, indeed, to the staff accompanying them.
Finally, I would like to wish you all a very happy half term break with your family and friends.