Lyttelton House News

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22nd February 2018

Last Updated: 22/02/2018 11:13:10

Cameron R has been selected for the Scotland U16 Rugby team, and will be playing in a tournament at Murrayfield in March 2018. Well done! 

End of Term Update - Michaelmas 2016

Last Updated: 30/01/2017 15:40:07

Please click here or the image below to download the Lyttelton House End of Term Letter. 

End of Academic Year Update - July 2016

Last Updated: 12/07/2016 12:46:35

Dear Parents,

It is quite unbelievable a whole academic year has passed, especially as we look back in these newsletters and see how much, on top of all the usual lessons and School commitments, has gone on. Below is a summary of the summer term in Lyttelton.

Following all the House moving over the year it was settling to return after the Easter break to familiar surroundings. The House was visited by numerous parents on the evening of Tuesday 19th April keen to see how it has been transformed, with guided tours by the Boys and drinks and home-made cakes kindly provided by the PA. It was pleasing to hear so many positive comments about the changes, from layout to décor and furniture. The compliments have continued to roll in over the term each time we have visitors. Some stayed on to attend the PA meeting; it was great to see some new faces and hopefully new members for the coming years.

The Housemaster’s Supper took place at Grafton Manor in the form of a more informal buffet, which made a friendly and enjoyable evening for all. The PA did their usual good job in organising the event which I think them for. It was a pleasure to feedback to parents and show off about House achievements that have happened over the year.

Some sporting successes outside of School: Early in the term Jasper Davidson and Jack Holloway were selected to represent Warwickshire at U14 cricket through the season. In U15 cricket Jacques Banton succeeded in trial after trial to eventually being selected to represent the Midland team. Roly Bhalla travelled down to Devon on tour with Bromsgrove Rugby Club and returned victorious having won a tournament there.

The heavens opened at the last minute to force the school sports day to unfortunately be cancelled. A 4th Form inter House athletics competition was organised in the following week, well supported by the pupils and allowed more of them to take part. A variety of performances from Lyttelton, with some impressive wins, we finished in 3rd place overall. The final House sport competition was the junior cricket. George Marshall, with help from Jasper Davidson and Jack Holloway, captained the side successfully through the first two matches and into the final against Lupton. The final was a close game; Lupton batting first leaving us 54 to chase off 10 overs. Our run average made it look close for the first 5 overs, then Guy Slater stepped up to start hitting 4’s and 6’s and to take the win.

Also in the last week of term was the now annual inter House ‘Bake-off’, where each House bakes a sponge and then decorates it on the WG lawn during the luck hour, before the Headmaster judges them and chooses a winner. The theme this year was Space, and a team consisting of Roly Bhalla, Will Ayllife, Harry Murphy and Tom Eaves worked hard and imaginatively on Roly’s sponges to come up with a combination of planet Earth, the sun, the Milky Way and a rocket. They didn’t win, but enjoyed the contest as well as treating the House to cake in the afternoon.

The second half of the term was relatively quiet in House, as 5th Form and U6th went on study leave to focus on their exams. As exams came to an end, and the L4th had recovered from camp, we hosted the Zorb Football and Fish & Chips evening to say farewell to our leavers. Historically this event has been based around a cricket match, but the zorb football was a huge hit with the boys, soaking up their limitless energy, and amusing viewing for parents who watched with a drink from the Hospitality Suite balcony. The U6th this year have been outstanding, and it was an honour to say a few words about each of them and present them with some gifts from the House. We also said goodbye to some long standing PA members whose help has been greatly appreciated. By this time the fish and chips were well earned and enjoyed by all to finish off the evening.

We welcomed our 14 new joiners coming into Lower 4th Form in September into Lyttelton for two days for their Senior School induction. Not only did this suddenly make the current Lower 4th pupils look so much more grown up, but brought home how much progress has been made over the year. We look forward to seeing them again at the joiner afternoon tea and the first day back in September.

The new School Monitors were announced, and pleasingly included William Draper-Barr and Lawrence Weston. Lawrence has since been invited to take on the role of Deputy Head Boy next year. Well done to both.

The last Friday of the School year was mainly spent preparing for Commemoration Day, and included the House assembly. It was good to see the whole House back together again, to give praise and recognition to pupils, and to say a final goodbye to leavers. Awards for the term were given as follows.

Endeavour Award
L4 Jasper Davidson
U4 Tom Eaves
5 Max Butterfield
L6 Freddie Meredith
U6 Alex Nisbet

Commendation Award - For the most Commendation accumulated over the year
L4 Dan Ashton and Jack Scott
U4 Henry Marshall
5 Harry Nichols
L6 William Draper-Barr
U6 Tom Ford

New House Monitors - Joe Broomfield, Freddie Meredith, Matthew Townsend, Lawrence Weston.
Deputy Head of House - Oliver Price
Head of House - William Draper-Barr

The Alfred Lyttelton Trophy is awarded to an U6th pupil who has, through their time in Lyttelton, been whole heartedly committed and made positive contributions to the House. This went deservingly to Jack Weston who has been a fantastic Lytteltonian.

Thanks were given to Tom Ford and Harry Ferguson for being Head and Deputy Head of House, and also to the House Monitors, Karan Gour, Jacob Harvey, Jack Weston, Will Lockhart and Alex Nisbet.

Mrs Linehan, who is leaving us for new horizons, finished the assembly with an apt reading from Winnie the Pooh about the insecurity but excitement of the next step of the journey. She has been a brilliant Tutor and will be missed and we wished her all the best.

The final day of term, Commemoration Day, was as fantastic as usual. I heard the Lyttelton marquee was a success and looked impressive with the new banners on show. Two moments in the day were highlights for me; shaking hands with each pupil and tutor at Call-over, and Will Lockhart winning the Cookes Prize, both giving me a feeling of pride.

A busy, exhausting and successful term completing a fulfilled academic year. The summer break has been well-earned by all. Enjoy the holidays and return in September well rested and ready for more.

Kind regards

Matt Giles

29th June 2016

Last Updated: 30/06/2016 11:45:59

Lyttelton House rounded off the end of the academic year with a very enjoyable evening on Wednesday, 29th June.

The evening commenced with a Zorb football tournament on the astro pitch, followed by speeches by Mr Giles and Tom Ford (Head of House), and then a tasty fish and chip supper.

13th April 2016

Last Updated: 13/04/2016 14:55:07

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