Annual Report

Russell Baker Report 2017-2018

Russell Baker House Captains -  Alex & Trinity (L6)

Russell Baker’s year started with our fantastic win at House Art. Our beautiful display was curated by our Art Captains, Holly and Serim. Auditions and rehearsals for House Drama were then well underway and were enthusiastically attended by all. Our House Drama was praised for its innovative staging and a soundscape involving the whole house.
In spring, House Gym saw the L6 girls faced with the challenge of choreographing routines in different categories of gym and dance to music from our given musical, Thriller. They should all be praised for their leadership, especially Amelia whose rhythmic-gymnastic group won first place. We would also like to thank Chelsea, U5, who came second with her solo routine and was also awarded Performer of the Day. Later the same afternoon, we were in the wings of the auditorium, raring to begin House Singing. Lexi and Chloe’s arrangements of Stop! In the Name of Love and Sing charmed the audience and although we didn’t place, we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. 

At the end of the Spring Term, before their A Levels, our out-going Upper Six handed over the reins of house leadership to the Lower Six. We would like to thank all of the prefects, especially our former house captains, Tash and Josie, for all the work they put into the house competitions last year and we hope that we can live up to the excellent example they set. 

In the summer, the house participated in and supported house rounders, tennis, athletics and swimming.  We all had a lot of fun and were delighted that we won Middle School tennis.  We would especially like to commend Cariad, for her achievements in athletics and swimming. 

For us, the highlights of this year have been seeing so many members of the house getting involved in house competitions and welcoming our new girls; we cannot wait to see what the rest of this year has in store for us!