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Peterhouse Boys

History Lessons with Mr Walraven 2018

The D block History classes study Ancient Egypt through play! Using a Playstation 4 console and Assassin's Creed: Origins, developed by Ubisoft, the class makes use of the unique facilities of the Megahey Centre to explore Ancient Egypt in a video game and on a massive screen!

The Assassin's Creed franchise is famous for its meticulous reconstruction of historical landscapes and cites and Origins is set in Ancient Egypt itself providing a unique ability to actually travel back in time without the need to time travel! What's special about this iteration in the Assassin's Creed franchise is that Ubisoft included a special "Discovery Mode" in-game that disables all combat and game mechanics and includes virtual curated and narrated tours through some of Egypt's most famous sites and on the day to day life of Egyptians.

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AMG 7s Festival 2018

The 14th Annual Peterhouse AMG 7’s was held on the 7th July 2018. A call was made on Friday 6th that the festival should go ahead despite cold windy overcast wet weather. This was reaffirmed early Saturday morning even considering there being no respite in the freezing weather conditions.

The participating schools were Peterhouse with two teams, along with Churchill, who returned to the festival after an extended absence, Prince Edward, St Johns , St Georges, Hellenic and Lomagundi, each with four rugby, two soccer and two hockey teams making up the eight schools participating , amounting to over 850 players coaches and staff.
Prince Edward had won the previous two festivals by a margin of four and one point respectively in 2016 and 2017.

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David Bore "Man of the Match U18" 2018

Congratulations to our current head boy David Bore for being made 'Man of the Match' at the U18 Academy Week (RSA Rugby) 2018.

A proud moment for our school and community.

Learner Guides Trip to Gonarezhou 2018

Our Learner Guides group have just spent six nights in Gonarezhou National Park which was an interesting experience. Peterhouse parents who work there gave us an insight into the work done by the Frankfurt Zoological Society together with National Parks.

Our professional guide was Andy Smith and under his licence we were able to walk in the park which is a special privilege. Pupils climbed up an elephant trail to the view point on the cliffs and met some elephants on the way.

There are good raptors in the area and it is a very different view when one is above the eagles, vultures and storks looking down on them from the top of the cliffs. The vegetation was very thick in some areas after the good rainy season and the rivers quite high which made for some interesting crossings.

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Interhouse Public Speaking 2018

The Gavel Club hosted their first Interhouse Public Speaking competition on Friday the 29th June.
Tadiwanashe Govore, the Gavel President, and his team organised a slick and very exciting event. It certainly raised the profile of public speaking in our school, which was their intention.

The speeches were generally of a very high quality, given that each speaker was carefully mentored by a Gavel Club mentor. Kudakwashe Manjonjo (Head of School, M11) and Scott Walraven (M11) were our esteemed judges and did a fine job of placing the boys in their relevant positions – given their deliverance, posture, pace, research and general vocabulary of each speech. We are very grateful to them for their time. It is always special having Petreans back at Peterhouse adding value to our school programs.

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Trout Stocking in Nyanga 2018

Four boys went up to Nyanga to assist National Parks rangers with the stocking of dams and rivers from their hatchery at Mare. While these fish are exotic, they have never bred very successfully in the waters, hence the need to restock.

Our morning started off pretty chilly with a frost on the lawn but the boys were up and ready to get busy. The fish going into the dams close by were moved in drums of water and then released while others had to be caught in nets and placed in bags with water and oxygen ready for transporting.

Releasing into the rivers takes a while as the water from the river needs to be slowly mixed into the water in the bag allowing the fish to acclimatise before they swim out. There is something special about watching them swim away – anticipating catching them again when they have grown a bit!

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