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Best of British Day – DSFC Social Committee

17 May 2017

For the final event of the Social Committee’s calendar this year, the students organised a ‘Best of British Day’ on Friday 12th May. The aim of the day was to celebrate everything that is good about Great Britain and events were organised to help raise money for this year’s Year 13 Leaver’s Ball and for next year’s College Senate.

At first break students gathered on the field for the quintessentially British competition of tug-of-war. Two teams of eight students entered the College competition and, after a short but intense battle, one team was announced victorious and were awarded their medals by Ben Greentree, Chair of the College Senate.

The teams battle it out

The winning team with Ben Greentree (far right)

To celebrate, everyone decamped back to the Conservatory which had been decked out in British flags to enjoy a cake sale and music by iconic British artists.

The Conservatory

Later the in the morning the College welcomed Major General Sir William Cubitt and Lady Cubitt who had spent the earlier part of the day at Northgate High School as part of their celebrations for their affiliation with the Royal British Legion. Major General Sir William Cubitt, Lady Cubitt and representations from the Royal British Legion were welcomed to the College by members of the College Senate and enjoyed a tour of the site.

Major General Sir William Cubitt (second from right), Lady Cubitt (third from left) with members of the College Senate, staff from Northgate High School and representatives from the Royal British Legion

Inspired by the Great British Bake Off the Senate also held a Bake Off competition. Three entries were submitted and Sir William and Lady Cubitt announced the winner to be a delicious lemon drizzle cake.

The Bake Off entries, including the winning lemon drizzle

You can read more about Northgate High School’s affiliation ceremony here on their blog and as reported by the EDP.

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