The shouts of encouragement rang out across the School site as the eager runners competed in this year’s Baton Race. Once again grey skies dominated, but the threatening rain did not put off the competitive spirit between the Houses. The history of the race goes back more than 80 years and, originally, was run through the School and along surrounding village roads. Now, due to increased traffic, it is run within the School boundaries but still includes tough uphill stretches and long straights.
All our House competitions are hotly contested and none more so than the Baton Race. Tactics are set and champions selected as the whole School competes to win vital House points. Junior, intermediate and senior races set off around the course, checking in at ten points before returning to Prefects’ Lawn. Lambe's won the junior race and Clothworkers' the senior and intermediate races putting them first in the House competition as they go into the last term of the School year.