Inter-House Swimming and Sports Carnival 2016
Inter-House Swimming and Sports Carnival
15th July 2016
As a preamble to the school’s 110th anniversary, the PE department organised the 56th Swimming Carnival and Inter-house Games on the 15th July 2016 that saw the school take the sporting spirit up a notch in several ways and in diverse arenas. This year, for the first time, the Secondary 3 Sport Leaders helm the planning, organisation and the running of both the swimming carnival and inter-house games, facilitated by the PE teachers. The lower secondary students gathered at the swimming pool for the swimming carnival while the upper secondary played Netball, Rock-climbing and Basketball in the halls and courts.
Another first was the mass swim organised for all lower secondary school students. For each lap they swam, students scored a point for their house which constituted 20% of the overall score. The pool was a spectacular sight teeming with enthusiastic students donned in colourful swimming attires lapping continuously for 20 minutes to score points for their house. The individual swimming events were next, followed by the finale of the inter-house and inter-class relays. Students were seen cheering wildly for their friends at the spectator’s gallery. The Overall Champion for this year’s swimming carnival was clinched by Anderson House, breaking Swettenham House’s 10-year winning streak. Congratulations to Anderson House!
Over at the Main Hall, Sports Hall and Indoor Sports Hall, students were also seen cheering loudly for their house members competing in Netball, Basketball and Rock-climbing. Again, Anderson House came in first in basketball while Young House and Swettenham House brought home the Champion trophies in Netball and Rock-climbing respectively.
Kudos to the first-time Sport Leaders who rose to the occasion and exemplified Outram’s values of sense of belong, responsibility and teamwork to the tee, as they led and moved the whole school in multiple sporting events in a single day. Indeed, the Outram SPIRIT lives on!