A flipping good time
On Tuesday 28th February, Hazelwood held its
first ever Interhouse Pancake Race. The whole school gathered for what turned
out to be an event filled with incident, with commitment, with cheers of
encouragement and with …pancakes.
4 representatives chosen from each of the four houses and
one staff member per team were invited to take part. They had to run around a
specially laid out course choosing to flip their pancake three times either at
the beginning, at the end or during their lap of ferocious sprinting. Their
fellow house-mates, from Year 1 up to Year 8, lined the course to cheer them
There were dropped pancakes, there were damp-squib flips
which did not qualify as a full toss, and towards the end there was some argy
bargy on the course as runners jostled for the inside track (obviously not
pointing fingers at Mr MacDougall or Mr Head). In the end it was left to Mrs
Ford to bring the trophy home for Dowling. She crossed the finish line some ten
frying pan handles ahead of Mr Head who was later the subject of steward’s
enquiry, the result of which was Mr Mac and his beloved Irving being elevated
to a second place finish ahead of Baily. It was a wonderful event and one which
I know will be in the school’s Interhouse calendar for years to come.
Many thanks must go to Mr Lloyd for suggesting the idea and
organising the proceedings with his customary eye for detail and
mass-enjoyment. We look forward to whatever new ideas are being cooked up for
next year’s race.
Posted: 14/03/2017 at 14/03/2017 12:14:00