Charity Day — Summer 2012 The East House Charity Day will be on Sunday 22nd April. Your support would be very welcome as the boys start to raise funds over the holidays. Attendance is compulsory.
The team consisted of Mark Czajkowski, Ollie Ward, James Wootten and our advisor and information provider Ted Croker. Apart from Mark, who is a seasoned debater, we had very little experience in the field. That said, we came across West in the first round, and after 40 grueling minutes of intellectual battle, we were declared the winners and progressed to the semi‐final. In the semi‐final our opponents were a very strong North side and, although we put up a good fight, we were deemed the losing side by the judges and unfortunately did not progress through to the final. It was a close run thing and we had great support from the House in the floor debate with excellent contributions from members of the 6th form as expected, but also from some lower school boys such as Matt Wootten and Ben Foster. Very well done to all the team and those involved from the floor, and better luck next year!
Matrons’ Corner It’s been a very mild weathered term which has allowed many germs to develop. Let’s hope that over Easter we all rest and recover and come back illness free. It’s also been a busy sports term, with many good results; the boys are always keen to support their friends. Great House spirit, excitement and noisy cheering are what makes East so special. We were so proud of the boys that took part in the school production, ‘The Producers’, special mention must go to Bruno in his role but everyone did well. All the technical crew put so much work in and it was a really impressive production. We hope that you have a lovely Easter break. Fingers crossed for Sunny weather! Best wishes from Jen and Sue xx Reminders All lower school students must hand in any medication in the original chemist box with the full instructions on the label. Can we also ask that not to many ‘processed’ ready meals get sent in with the 4th formers: we try to encourage them to eat at meal times and fill up on cereal or toast if they are still hungry. One final plea to name all boys’ clothing, all of the unnamed items make it hard for us Matrons.
Contacts Housemaster: 01483 542042 Day Warden: 01483 542037
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The Lent term has provided many challenges for the boys. From external A‐level modules (and their results!) for the top two years through to the U5th sitting mock exams whilst everyone balances another busy term of academic work, sport, the school musical and a whole range of other extra‐curricula activities. They have faced these challenges with a good sense of humour and, as always, have supported each other during both success and failure. Most of the articles here are written by the boys and will hopefully give you an overview of some of the things that they have been up to this term. I hope that all of the boys have a restful but productive break. Rob Lane
House Football & Hockey Michael Dolman & Tom White A chosen few set out on a hot Tuesday afternoon to face the notorious Loveday who were last year’s winners. We got underway well, but not as quickly as the opposition and they took an early lead. However, we had the pace up front so Black and McAllister helped to quickly take the score to an impressive 5‐1 by half‐time. This lead was further extended in the second half, but then some lackadaisical defending let Loveday back in and it was 6‐3 as the final whistle blew. Nearly the same team (slightly changed but crucially with some more advanced tactics thanks to Mr Welch) took back to the field on Thursday for a feisty affair with Cubitt in the final. Jenkins came close with a rocketing shot from 40 yards out that left the crossbar shaking. Black then capitalised on sloppy Cubitt defending to go around the keeper and finish with aplomb. We decided to scrap the ‘pass and move’ philosophy that we are famous for and instead went for the ‘park the bus’ movement that meant that Cubitt couldn’t breach the defence. We won the game 1‐0 and with it, the coveted piece of silverware. The House hockey was very interesting this year. East were struggling for players but the true East House spirit came through and we managed to scramble together enough teams. The 4th form played very well in both the A and B team competitions finishing first overall. Special mention must go to Ben Larwood and Joel Carne for some excellent performances. In the 5th form a special mention must go to Harry Eamey for leading the A team with passion to a solid 2nd place. With the B team following up in a respectable 3rd. It was the 6th form who were really struggling for numbers with many people away but our determination and passion for East pushed us through. After losing to a very well drilled Loveday side, we drew against North and beat Cubitt on penalty flicks, leaving us in a well deserved 3rd place. Special mention must go to Alex Lim, Sam Foster, James Wootten, Chris Franklin and Angus Cameron‐Blackie for stepping up to the plate with very little hockey experience. We had some very interesting teams in the Stonesett competition that included some sibling pairings. The highlight must have been Ben Durston towering over all the fourth form opposition. We came 2nd overall winning the same number of matches as North but losing out on goal difference. Unlucky. Well played to everyone involved!
East in Pictures
Junior House Challenge Will Jenkins & Harvey Jackson On a cold Friday night the East elite turned up to face a formidable West side to battle for the highly coveted Junior House Challenge trophy. The team consisted of Ed Walshe, Ben foster, Harvey Jackson and the captain James Hibbert. In the first round the outlook was bleak as we were quickly down 250 points to 90. However, the pure genius of the side showed through and a late surge took the team to one of the greatest comebacks in the School’s history. We won 350‐290! We then faced Loveday in the next round. Despite another valiant effort from the whole team, North proved their worth and the final score did not go our way. Well done to the team and the support. Good effort lads!
Climbing Competition Chris Kinally East put in a strong team of James Darke, Alex Jefferies and Chris Kinally to the House climbing this year. From the start, our chances looked slim as Loveday seemed to have by far the strongest team. North with some experienced climbers was also a threat. There were twenty‐five problems with a wide range of difficulties set out on the wall. Completing a problem on the first attempt scored 10 points, the second attempt scored seven, the third attempt scored 3 points and any other attempt scored 1 point (pride point). To add to the climbing excitement, and to encourage the climbers to try more challenging problems, the ten hardest climbs had bonus holds which would gain the climber an extra point if they were able to “stick it”. The climbers were given three hours to complete as many problems as possible. It came to the end of the competition, East had ended up in a solid 3rd. Alex Jefferies, regardless of just having recovered from his long‐term injury, climbed at a very high level, and James Darke put in an ambitious effort even though he was the newest climber in the competition. The individual positions were: Kinally 5th, Jefferies 8th and Darke 10th. Well done boys! Better luck next year.
The Producers RGL The school’s big musical was this term and Mel Brooks’ ’The Producers’ was always going to be a hit. A number of East House members were involved most notably Bruno Broughton, who combined his excellent acting and singing talents as Franz Liebkind. Bruno’s lederhosen ‐clad performance was a big hit with the audience, and rightly so. Both Tom and Nick Going played some excellent supporting roles, along with Alex Lim. The entire production was supported by a technical crew that incorporated George Edwards and Oscar Hibbert. The orchestra played music of the very best quality and was made up of professionals who sat alongside four Cranleigh boys including East’s Harrison White who stepped in at late notice. The production was without doubt a huge success and had lots of support from some very jolly East boys.