My school is extremely fond of using the phrase ‘family’ on advertising when it possibly can, and sometimes it can be easy to overlook this during every day school life when there are rules to follow and deadlines to hit. On Wednesday night however, it certainly wasn’t. The students, staff and parents of Fyling Hall embraced a wonderful opportunity to take the suits off and have some good, viciously competitive, sometimes naughty fun.
Mrs Wormald and Justin organised a pub style quiz with teams made up of a mix of students, staff and teachers racking their brains to win a great prize: fifty pounds donated to a charity of their choice. Sixth formers came in good numbers to attend the quiz,(totally not just to skip their prep and get free wine, although quite a few were rather unhappy when they found out they weren’t allowed any!)
Even though I’d never met about seventy percent of my table we got along like a house on fire and had a wonderful time.
There was one particularly great moment when each team had to sing Bohemian Rhapsody (don’t ask) and to my surprise my team sounded damn good. Trust me, I was once forced to come to choir club as a punishment, I am not a fan of singing, but my team’s chemistry and feeling comfortable with one-another helped us do quite well. I was quite happy to be reminded of just how kind and easy going the people around here are.
Overall, it was a great night because it did a great deal to humanise the staff in my eyes. It was nice to be reminded that they are just people, they don’t know everything, they laugh at dumb jokes same as anyone else.
Even though my team didn’t win I was extremely pleased to discover the winning team chose to donate to the Stonewall charity, which is devoted to the preservation and protection of the rights of LGBT. In conclusion, it was a wholesome event that I will look back on fondly and I can’t wait for the next one.
Damilare Williams-Shires ~(Y13)
P.S. Confusing Wales with Iraq is an innocent mistake, but that doesn’t make it any less hilarious.