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include live streaming. On the back of that, Alex Stead, Ethan Kepple, and Reuben Oh were involved in the Year 10 production of The Book of Everything . Every production requires a huge commitment from those involved. Over the lockdown period, Hamish Bell showed his commitment to helping others by 3D printing head frames that were used for face shields for doctors and nurses, donating some to local practices around Christchurch. While Blake McCarthy branched out and entered the University of Canterbury’s “The Art of Science” competition, where entries had to express their love for science through art. He was awarded second place in the Years 8–9 competition. James Burt gave his service to Canterbury hockey to umpire in the Canterbury intermediate schools hockey tournament and then went on to also umpire at the primary school regional hockey finals at Nga¯ Puna Wai Sports Hub. All of this has been the happenings outside of Somes House, either through College or outside the gates. The following is a small glimpse of what the students achieved through the interhouse competitions. INTERHOUSE EVENTS Open interhouse competitions Somes House made a great start to the interhouse competition, placing second in the swimming sports. Jacob Clements and James Currie both won the individual titles for their age groups, with James also creating five new school records during the event. Callum Gard (4th U14), George Grace (5th U14), James Drury (5th junior), and Jack Thelning (4th intermediate) also competed in multiple events over the championships. Following the swimming, athletics saw further records fall to Armani Lemalu in the U14 shot put and discus. Jayden Sa also won multiple events in the junior grade, Dominic Croucher won the junior long jump, and Sam Kirby won the senior triple jump. In overall placings, Armani Lemalu was 3rd in the U14 competition, Jayden Sa was

2nd in the junior competition, and Jack Belcher and Sam Kirby were 5th and 9th respectively in the senior competition. Top three placings were also recorded by Sam Chittock, Alan Chong, James Drury and Jack Belcher. In other open events, we fell to a countback in table tennis, battled through the early rounds in badminton and chess to reach the semi-finals, and did our best with the weekend golf players we had on call. The final full House event – the tug of war – saw the Year 9 team come through unbeaten to win the overall championship, with both the Year 10 and Year 11 teams taking out the plate competition.

House Music was back in the Town Hall, and Somes gained 3rd place overall on the back of the House Choir’s rendition of “Gimme, Gimme, Gimme” by ABBA, thanks to the hard work of Ederick He and conducting prowess of Seb Hudson. The House instrumental backing band of Ederick He, Thomas Clarke, James Currie, Jacob Clements, and Jack Thelning also achieved 3rd place, and the small vocal ensemble of Ederick He, Jack Belcher, James Currie, Shyam Hari, and Ollie Du Toit, who sang “Sh-Boom” by The Chords, also placed 3rd in their competition. Our wins for the open events came through our clay target shoot team


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