Wellbeing Week (Part 1) has been a blast. By this stage of the term, everyone is tired and ready for a holiday, but somehow we’ve managed to find the energy for Bounce Fit classes, circus skills sessions, wakeboarding, and trips to Blacklands Farm, Paultons Park and Marvell Zoo.

Thursday’s House Song competition was a triumph.

This much-loved event was missed hugely last year but, from the moment Lyttelton took to the stage with their rendition of ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’, it was clear that students and staff were going to throw everything at it, keen to make up for lost time. We had devilishly good costumes from Stanley; energetic, acrobatic (and humorous) dance routines from Gurney; beautiful buttercup headbands and beaming smiles from Grey. In the singing category, it was Lyttelton who emerged victorious, with their “angelic tones” and, after battling bravely with the backing-track, Gurney took the prize for dance.

I would like to add here that it’s not the winning but the taking part that counts but, judging by the chat in the staffroom afterwards, I’m not sure… apparently at least one House was “robbed”.

With COVID cases rising once again, we know not to take these moments for granted. The House Song says something special about Brighton Girls. It is a relaxed, light-hearted, joyous occasion, with staff and students all having fun together – it tells you all you need to know about our community.