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where the boys were working on Michael Jackson's Beat It . Slowly but surely, the boys went from singing in monotone to quietly and confidently singing as a unified team. With a final push over the last few weeks, plus some video analysis by our matron and with Ed Davidson breaking out some exceptional moon-walking skills on the night, we had a song delivered with passion and outstanding choreography. The enthusiasm, pride and togetherness shown by our House on that evening was clear for all to see, and although we did not win any of the top six Houses would have all been extremely proud of their boys on the night, and in any other year could all have come away with the win. REACTION House Plays Festival Term 3 started with the House trying to replicate its same passionate performance from House Music in the House Play’s competition. Flower’s has had a strong tradition in House Plays and this year, directed by William Pryor, was no different. We had a large number of boys involved, with each stepping out of their comfort zone and putting on a very strong performance. The

choice of 13 Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview by Ian McWethy is a great tribute to the many different characters that make up our House. The play was about two college recruiters at a prestigious university needing to fill one last spot to keep their jobs. Thirteen eccentric, dimwitted and slightly insane high school seniors eager to come in for an interview put them through their paces. What seems like a simple task turns into a nightmare. Each applicant's interview hilariously illustrates what NOT to do at a college interview. There were several cameos making up the other characters and the boys were excellent. Especially noteworthy was the scene by Joshua Peckitt, who won an acting award for his efforts. The entire cast received loads of adulation from the crowd and praise from long-standing staff who felt that our respect for theatre was exemplary. House Shoot In mid-September we headed out to the Dormers’ farm in North Canterbury for the House Shoot. It was a well-supported event, with more than 90 people arriving even

though it was wet. On the day, there was much joy and laughter and a good time was had by all. There was also a big buy-in to our tweed theme, which was won by Simon Knight. There was plenty of food and, with each parent bringing a special plate to the occasion, we had a Flower's family feast. The shooting was highly competitive. Lee Voigt was crowned boys' champion and Vincent Luisetti was the parents' overall champion. In the final event, with the top eight boys vs the top eight parents, the parents proved to be too strong for the boys' team, winning by a couple of shots. House Haka The haka competition was as fiercely competitive as ever and was led exceptionally well. Training started early in Term 3 and the boys put in a fantastic performance. We were one of the final Houses to take to the centre of Williams Court and were highly commended by the judges for our strong performance. Unfortunately, we did not place in the top three this year. However, looking to next year, this is an area in which the boys want to be respected.


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