Annual Report

Midleton Annual Report 2017-2018

Midleton House Captains - Phoebe & Harriet (L6)

Midleton spirit was on top form last year and this reflected in many of the house activities we took part in. Despite placing in a range of different positions, the Midleton girls always showed the utmost enthusiasm, and, if they were not directly involved, supported from the side-lines with our infamous Midleton chant.

Our first house event was Netball, and the girls hit the ground running with their energy and positivity. Our Senior School team came 2nd, which is testament to their hard work and determination; we are so proud of them all. Despite not placing highly, support for our Middle School team did not waver, and all players fought until the final whistle. We pride ourselves on ensuring everyone who wanted to play managed to do so. Well done to everyone! November brought with it the annual excitement of St. Catherine’s Day, an event highly anticipated by Midleton due to House Lacrosse and our popular mince pie and brownie sale for charity. This is always a great opportunity for the girls who aren’t as interested in sport to get involved in the house spirit without having to put their lax boots on.

The next house event was Drama, with this year’s theme being folk songs. Our drama prefects, Daisy Holder and Tilly Peterson, managed to create a wonderfully dark yet humorous script based on the folk song, Dowie Dens o Yarrow. Due to amazing acting from Molly McLean and Olivia Blythe, under the guidance of our fantastic directors, Midleton came 2nd. Olivia Blythe was awarded Best Senior Actor for her particularly moving performance, and Natalie Hinds was awarded Best Junior Actor for being both comedic and adorable. It was an amazing team effort, from the lead roles and crowd, to the tech team working tirelessly behind the scenes.

In the Spring Term, we started working on House Singing. The theme for this year was The Supremes, and Midleton were allocated ‘ou Keep Me Hangin’ On, and we chose Africa by Toto for our second song. The girls were extremely dedicated to rehearsals, spending time learning the words and harmonies. We are so proud of them all, and the audience thoroughly enjoyed our enthusiastic tributes. The L6 also ran House Gym this term, where the house performed a range of routines to songs from the soundtrack of Mamma Mia. This event always brings energy and liveliness, and this year was no different. Well done to all who performed, in particular the cheerleading team, who won their category!
When it comes to summer sports, Midleton always seems to flourish. This year we achieved some great results, including 1st place in House Swimming and Senior Rounders, and 2nd place in Athletics. The Midleton cheer was as loud as ever, and this really helped to lead our teams to success.

It has been another exciting year for Midleton, and it is all down to the girls’ unwavering spirit and enthusiasm. We look forward to seeing all they can achieve next year!