Staff and boys turn out for charity football event

A week-long charity football tournament culminated in an exciting five-a-side staff competition.

Thirty-seven boys and three staff teams battled it out in the Broughton and Harrisons’ House event, raising £117.90 for the School’s nominated charity for this year, Macmillan Cancer Support.

""Organised by History teacher and Extra-Curricular Enrichment Tutor Matthew Dunston, the event brought together male and female teachers from across the departments. A crowd of 48 boys turned out to watch the staff battle it out on the back field. Each spectator contributed £1.25 to the takings, which was added to the subscriptions paid by the players.

""In the exciting half-hour final, which took place in chilly conditions, Mr Dunston’s red team emerged as 5–1 winners. There was then the extra treat of a penalty shoot-out, producing both fantastic goals and spectacular saves.

Founded in 1911 as the Society for the Prevention and Relief of Cancer, Macmillan Cancer Support is one of Britain’s largest charities, providing specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer.

""The charity was chosen by QE pupils as part of a survey run through the eQE virtual learning resource.

The School’s other four houses are planning their own charity events to take place later in the year.