Annual Report

Ashcombe Annual Report 2017-2018

Ashcombe House Captains - Lucy & Megan (L6)

From the outset, Ashcombe performed well in House competitions. In the Autumn Term’s Public Speaking Competition, Kayla (L5) was Best Chairperson in the Senior School, and in the Middle School, Gupi (U4) was Best Chairperson and Emma (U3) was Best Questioner. Additionally, Ashcombe showcased their creative flare when our Art Prefect Julia (U6) put together a wonderful display in the House Art Competition. St Catherine’s Day saw the Middle School team coming joint 3rd in House Lacrosse and the Senior School team placed 2nd which was an excellent result for our talented players. These teams demonstrated true teamwork and cooperation; yet, kudos should also go to the brilliant support from all non-players who braved the cold to cheer on the teams that day. Ashcombe’s undying house spirit was mirrored onstage in the House Drama Competition. The leadership of Chloe (U6), Beth (U6) and Lulu (U6) contributed hugely to the high standard of acting, as well as an outstanding technical theatre display and seamless prop and costume changes that were coordinated by the entire Sixth Form. The end of term saw Ashcombe being placed 5th in the Merit Cup and 3rd in the Work Cup. 

The Spring Term saw Emilie (U6) leading Ashcombe to a remarkable 1st place in House Music Competition. Her outstanding mash-up of songs from the 60s to the present led to a standing ovation! 

The whole house gave their all in-house gym, putting together wonderful routines and having a great time, with special mention to Phoebe (U6), winning the Roberts cup for Courage after her superb solo performance.
Moving into a very successful Summer Term, Ashcombe won 1st prize in the Middle School rounders with great support from the rest of the house. Our house spirit shone on Sports Day, with enthusiastic supporters and great athletic skill: we came 1st in the relay cup, 3rd in the golden mile and 1st overall! The house was ecstatic with our performance and it launched us into House Swimming with high morale. We ended with a 2nd place in swimming and 1st in the relay trophy.  It was wonderful to see the whole house come together and it was a super end to the term.