Throughout lockdown we have engaged and motivated pupils with a variety of House challenges and competitions here at the Senior School. There has been a key focus on inclusion, and having something that each pupil might find particularly interesting to them, all while trying to increase the House spirit and community feel that we have all been missing while being away from school.
In special memory of Captain Sir Tom Moore, Houses were challenged to take on the #100forCaptainTom which saw pupils and staff complete a century of anything active in memory of the heroic Captain and his amazing feats. There were various entries of sit ups, runs in cricket, keepy ups in football and even jumping jacks in army uniform, all of which were fantastic to see.
We also created a Langley School Strava Club on the fitness-based app, which has been great fun, with numbers and engagement going from strength to strength. In fact, there was a brilliant 4,462 active minutes recorded by members last week alone!
Another new initiative is the Langley School HomeCourt challenge team via a brilliant AI app through which pupils can test their agility, balance, co-ordination, ball handling and shooting skills, while competing in a leader board and trying to beat Langley teachers!
Other recent challenges have included a brilliant photography competition and a very entertaining Year 6 to 8 quiz hosted by Upper Sixth students. After half term there is plenty more to come including cricket fitness T20 matches between Houses in partnership with mental health and suicide charity Opening Up Cricket, a Langley 4 x 1km House relay competition encouraging the whole family to get involved, as well as baking, quizzes, dressing up competitions and other activities based around World Book Day on 4th March.
Until then, stay safe and embrace the challenge!