Noake Walks on Sunshine, Romsey’s Mural Delivers
Noake’s rendition of the KC and the Sunshine Band classic, Walking on Sunshine, was deemed the winner of the House Shout competition. The competition is now in its sixth year, and this year the eight Houses took centre stage in the Chapel to perform one-hit wonders.
In a tight competition, Noake edged out Craigie’s version of My Sharona (The Knack), followed by Hill’s Tired of Toein' the Line (Rocky Burnette) in third and Queenslea’s rendition of 1927’s If I Could in fourth.
The judges, music teacher Stephanie Harford and former, long-serving Christ Church music teacher Helen Wilson, noted the great improvement in the choirs over the years and the particularly close adjudication results this time. Ms Wilson gave Wolsey’s rendition of the VFL football anthem of the Seventies’, Up There Cazaly, a special mention for “bringing tears to her eyes”.
The results of the annual House Mural competition were also announced at the assembly. Last term the House Prefects selected the theme drawn from a ballot: to create an advertising billboard based on multiple intelligence.
PLC’s Head of Art, Sarah Chesco judged this year’s entries, and said the standard of entries this year were exceptional. She awarded first place to Romsey with its theme of ‘Image-Smart’. The murals were judged on criteria including research, typography, colour, layout, strength of message and overall finish and impact.
Last year’s winners Hill placed second, followed by Wolsey, Craigie and Queenslea in equal fourth, and Jupp, Moyes and Noake in equal sixth.