Around the houses

After another year of competitions that saw Underne again come out on top to win the house cup, QE’s thriving house system has this term played a key role in raising money for local charities.

While the School as a whole raises funds for India and the Poppy Appeal, the houses, led by Charities Officer Jack Scannell, have focused on good causes closer to home. Harrison’s House, led by Reece Beekmeyer, conducted a teachers vs. Sixth Form football match for MIND to help those with mental illnesses in Barnet. Stapylton House, under Michael Dominic’s leadership, ran a successful QE’s Got Talent competition to aid the Marie Foster Centre in Barnet. Jugal Suthar’s team of Pearce House prefects organised a teachers’ volleyball match which raised money to benefit the North London Hospice.

New house competitions have been launched recently in Drama and Mathematics. And, with the new multi-purpose hall soon to be finished, an even greater number of house competitions can be introduced, including badminton and table tennis.

This term has also marked the end of three years of pupil conferences. Form Captains, Deputy Form Captains and House Representatives have met with their House Captains to discuss school, form and environmental issues to be later taken to the
Headmaster for review.