Annual Report

Midleton Annual Report 2015-2016

Midleton House Captains - Gemma & Talia (L6)

The year got off to a flying start with the House Art competition, in which we showcased Midleton’s artistic talents. Midleton created an impressive display, with Imogen and Scarlett winning the Senior prizes for a painting and textiles work respectively. Later in the term, our middle school public speaking team placed first in the annual competition, and Imogen was awarded Best Questioner in the Senior competition.

In House Drama this year, we really enjoyed the challenge of producing a Whodunnit? play, using our given elements from board games: Fleet Street (Monopoly), Colonel Mustard (Cluedo), and The King (Chess). Ours was written and directed by our Drama Prefect, Lydia , who worked hard with girls from every year to create a play which won first place after impressing the adjudicators with its clever plot twist at the end and fantastic performances from all! With Carolina receiving the award for best junior actress as well, it was a very successful day for Midleton.

A definite highlight of the Autumn Term was St Catherine’s Day, where every girl gave her all; either battling it out on the lacrosse pitches or selling warm mince pies and brownies to warm up the spectators, we managed to raise over £1,000 for this year’s charity, the Make A Wish Foundation. Despite not being highly placed in the lacrosse, Midleton played admirably and had a fantastic day, showcasing our team spirit and excellent face painting skills to the school.

The Spring Term was by no means less busy as we launched straight into rehearsals for the House Gym and House Music competitions. The L6 team led the house for the gym, choreographing and teaching routines they had devised for the hotly contested event to music from the films Pitch Perfect and Save the Last Dance. Lorien dazzled the judges with her high level of skill, and was named Gymnast of the Year. In the House Singing competition, we sang arrangements of It’s Only a Paper Moon by Nat King Cole, and Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac and our use of a wide range of instrumental backing was particularly commended by the judges. 

As the Summer Term started, we launched ourselves into the rounders and tennis competitions. 

We are proud to say that every girl wanting to took part in the matches, and as ever the support shown by the rest of the house was encouraging (and very loud), despite the Great British weather! 
Midleton continued to show their customary enthusiasm during House Athletics and House Swimming, placing first in the latter thanks to the many talented swimmers of Midleton. 

At the end of this year we say goodbye to our U6 prefect team, who have done a fantastic job in leading the house; particular thanks to the outgoing House Captains, Natasha and Amelia , who have left very big shoes to fill! We also say goodbye to some of the tutor team: we were sorry to lose Mr Dibsdall and Miss Heath to other schools, but wish them all the best in the future. We would also like to wish Ms Kirrage luck in her new post as Sixth Form Tutor at St Catherine’s. Thank you to the whole team, and Mrs Meredith in particular, without whom Midleton would not be the same.