At the start of term, the Six Five Dinner Challenge was introduced to students in the Lower Sixth. The idea is simple: in pairs of Houses they are to plan, organise, budget and host an early evening dinner (plus entertainment) for pupils in the Fifth Form and their parents. Inspired by The Apprentice, the challenge tests teamwork, leadership, imagination, organisation, initiative and – above all – flair; the end result, should be a fun event, enjoyed by all who attend.
There are three Six Five Dinners in the diary for this term. Last Monday, the first of the three dinners took place for Feilden and Vanbrugh and was tremendous. With seventy-five in attendance, the theme was ‘Autumnal Elegance’. Speeches of welcome and appreciation accompanied the meal given by Rachael (Lower Sixth, Feilden) and Marit (Lower Sixth, Feilden), alongside live music played by Anna (Lower Sixth, Feilden) and Mr Wilson. The evening concluded with a quiz in the Sixth Form Centre written and presented by Sam (Lower Sixth, Feilden). Each of the Feilden and Vanbrugh Lower Sixth students were involved in some way and it was a wonderful collective effort, leading to a very enjoyable event. The next dinner, organised by Gascoigne and Harcourt, will be shortly after half term.