Johnson House have historically dominated Sports Day, but as the event went virtual, Mr Cartner’s Garrick House showed the commitment and tenacity to sneak to the title ahead of Seward House.

The ‘Sports Day’ involved students and staff sending in videos of their challenges and the different contributions all totted up House points.

The final scores were:

1. Garrick House – 36,897 points
2. Seward House – 36,015 points
3. Darwin House – 25,037 points
4. Johnson House – 19,599 points

Steve Cartner, Head of Garrick House, said: “This was the triumph of experience over youth in terms of leadership, but a youthful triumph in terms of Garrick’s Year 7s particularly doing us proud. We are already plotting how to turn a virtual success into a real-life one.”

Ian Rose, Deputy Headteacher, said: “We were delighted that Miss Wright took this idea forward and it was fantastic to see so many students and staff get involved. Hopefully normal service will resume on the playing fields of The Friary next year, but for this summer this was a great alternative.”