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Peterhouse Boys

Achievements

Achievements

ACHIEVEMENTS 2016 - HONOURS, SPORTING, CULTURAL, ENVIRONMENTAL & SOCIAL

1st TEAM RESULTS AND OUTSTANDING SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS 2016

AMG Sevens Tournament Peterhouse placed 1st in U14 and U16 Rugby.
Overall result Peterhouse came 2nd out of 7 schools.

Athletics
Prince Edward Sprint Challenge Peterhouse came tie 2nd out of 8 schools.
Peterhouse Inter-schools Relays Peterhouse came 1st out of 7 schools.
Lomagundi Inter-schools Peterhouse came 1st out of 9 schools.
St Georges Inter-schools Peterhouse came 2nd out of 8 schools.

Mash East Selection: Adriaan Kok, Rodney Sachiti, Tadiwa Munyawarara, Robert Chiminya, Ronald Mirimi, Mazvitaishe Nyamarebvu, Tanatswa Munikwa, Munashe Jani.

Basketball Played 29 Won 10 Lost 19
League Games P 10 W 2 L 8
HIS Tournament P 4 W 3 L 1
St Stithian Tour (SA) P 5 W 1 L 4
Westridge U20 Trials P 2 W 0 L 2
Watershed Tournament P 3 W 2 L 1
St Johns Tournament P 5 W 2 L 3

CHISZ U17 Team Lameck Vheriwa, Christopher Kadzura and Mudiwa Gova

Cross Country
Watershed Invitational Peterhouse came 2nd out of 8 schools.
Arundel Peterhouse came 2nd out of 7 schools.
Lomagundi Peterhouse came 2nd out of 8 schools.
Full Colours Ryan Pretorius and Gideon Benade

Cricket Played Won Lost Drew / Tied
Declaration P 1 W 0 L 1
T20 P 5 W 2 L 2
50 Overs P 8 W 2 L 6
ST George’s Festival P 6 W 0 L 5 Tied 1
St Johns Festival P 5 W 0 L 5
R.S.A Festival P 4 W 1 L 3
U14,15,16’s 2nd&3rd XI P 71 W 61 L 10

National Representation
Zimbabwe U19 Squad Adrianne Kok
Zimbabwe U16 Squad Tawanda Muyeye
Zimbabwe U17 Squad Robert Chiminya
Half Colours Anthony Bingley, Robert Chiminya, Alex Makuvise and Jordan Stockil.
Colours Adrianne Kok

Golf
Interschools Results
A Division. Angus Bartlett was runner-up with a gross score of 82 playing off a handicap of 8.
Angus Bartlett is currently ranked 15th in the Zimbabwe Junior in order of merit.
C Division : Peterhouse came 1st.
B Division: Anesu Mozondo was runner up with 26 points playing off a 15 handicap.

Hockey
Notable performances (1st Team) (League position 1, Super 12 position 5)
Played Won Lost Drew
1st Team 10 1 5 4
2nd Team 9 5 3 1
U16A 9 5 4 0
U16B 5 1 3 1
U15A 9 6 3 0
U15B 6 4 1 1
No Intercities were played this year.
MCD U19A: Alex Makuvise , Scott Nethersole , Jordan Stockil , Anthony Bingley , Bradley Roos and Tariro Manonga.
MCD U19 B: Riaan Kotze , Robert Chiminya , Dylan Browne , Blaize Hoffmayer and Tadiwanashe Dzuda.
MCD U17: Hayden Brain, Sean Davis, Struan Moore-Gordon , Vaughan Peall , Jason Burl and Tofara Chikwanha.
Non travelling reserves - Steven Roos and Hamish Rendell.

National Representation
Zimbabwe U18A Scott Nethersole and Alex Makuvise.
Zimbabwe Schools team - Tariro Manonga
Zimbabwe U21 Alex Makuvise

Mountain Bike
Inter Schools Spur MTB Series Peterhouse came 4th out of 12 schools.

Rowing
South African Championships Peterhouse came first out of 8 schools.
National Championships Peterhouse came first out of 3 schools.
Michael Johnson Memorial Trophy awarded to Kenneth Raynor.

Zimbabwe U19 Douglas Cox, Kenneth Raynor and Keegan Smith

Rugby Played 15 Won 10 Lost 4 Drew 1
Season League P8 W3 L5 D0
New Zealand Rugby Tour P4 W4 L0 D0
Win Percent 58%

Unbeaten Teams U14A, U14B, U15A, U15B

National Representation
Zimbabwe U17 Craven Week Billy Mapfumo, Ronald Mirimi, Tabonga Ngonyamo and Lameck Vheriwa.
Zimbabwe U19 Craven Week Martin Mangongo, Ronald Sachiti, Connor Macmillan, Travis Landing and Marcus Nichole.
Full School Colours Martin Mangongo, Cuan Zeederberg, Adrian Kok, Keith Bruce, Daniel Hutchings and Connor Macmillan.

Sailing
South African Youth Sailing Championships James Ross – came 13th
Cullen Shoesmith – came 17th
Benjamin Shoesmith – came 27th.
Optimist Sailing Nationals (Lake Chivero) Cullen Shoesmith - came 1st
Benjamin Shoesmith came 3rd
James Ross came 4th Ian Fowlds came 5th

Soccer Played Won Lost Drew
CHISZ Schools League P6 W4 L1 D 1
CHIZS Tournament P6 W5 L0 D 1
We were crowned the winners after successfully defending the title at home.

Full School Colours Ryan Pretorius and Munyaradzi Chimuka

Squash Played Won Lost Drew
P33 W15 L17 D1
Inter Schools 1st league Peterhouse placed 3rd
2nd league Peterhouse B placed 3rd and Peterhouse C placed 6th

Zimbabwe U19 Nick Joughin represented Zimbabwe at the world championships in Poland in August.

Swimming
Venue Total participating Schools PHB Position
Informal Individual St Johns 7 4th
Informal Relays Gateway 7 3rd
Informal Individual Hellenic 6 2nd
Informal Individual Prince Edward 7 3rd
Informal Individual Peterhouse 6 3rd
Finals Gala St Johns 8 5th

In the Senior National swimming event Hugh Fergusson won four silver medals and Crispen Mashingaidze achieved personal best times in all of his events and qualified to attend the Level One Gala in South Africa.

Table Tennis
Under 15 Boys P16 W8 L6 D2
Under 18 Boys P10 W5 L6 D1

National Representation
Zimbabwe U15 Lou Xiao

Tennis
Tennis (First Team) P8 W 0 L 7 D 1

Triathlon
National Colours Gideon Benade, Rupert Anschutz and Brett Elliot.

Volleyball
Tour to South Africa P 7 W 5 Came 4th out of 25 Schools
League Fixtures P 8 W 4
ATS Tournament P 6 W 6 Peterhouse ATS Champions
ATS Select Side Takudzwa Mushosho, Munesu Muneta, Mangaliso Nyangulu, Tapiwanashe Dzuda, Munopa Muneta, Tinotenda Motsi and Jermain Joseph.

Water Polo
Zimbabwe U19 B Team Travis Landing
Zimbabwe U16 A Team Simon Sharwood
On the water polo front we are still struggling to compete with other top schools. The future looks brighter with some very promising junior players coming through the ranks. We will certainly be in a better position next year.


CULTURAL ACTIVITIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS 2016

DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S INTERNATIONAL AWARD

Peterhouse is the only school in Zimbabwe that runs the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award program. This internationally recognised qualification engages three tiers: Bronze, Silver or Gold. Gaining any level of this Award demonstrates perseverance and a commitment to a self-motivated personal development. It is held in high regard by leading universities and employers.

This year 16 boys and 11 girls earned their Bronze Awards. We have 10 boys and girls doing Silver and 3 doing their Gold.

The Adventurous Journey section encourages a sense of adventure and discovery whilst undertaking a journey or expedition. As part of a small team, participants plan, train for and complete ‘a journey with a purpose’ in an unfamiliar environment. In 2016, we ran two Bronze Award Journeys along the Gairezi River and in the Mfurudzi National Park, a Silver award journey in Chimanimani and another Sliver equine journey in the Marondera districts.

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

MUSIC DEPARTMENT

1st Term
In the annual Eisteddfod, the following were awarded the cup in their class:

Grade 1 - 80%

Tapiwa Muranda - Violin Solo

Grade 1 Plus - 85%

Ian Fowlds - Euphonium Solo
Addmore Mawere - Clarinet Solo
Takudzwa Mapfeka - Drum Solo

Honours - 90%

Munyaradzi Tayi - Alto Saxophone Solo
Peterhouse Senior Mixed Choir - African Gospel
Marondera Schools Orchestra
Peterhouse Boys Senior Choir
Peterhouse Staff Choir
Peterhouse Boys 5th Form Vocal Ensemble
Peterhouse Boys 6th Form Vocal Ensemble
Peterhouse Boys Junior Choir - The Gough Trophy
Peterhouse Senior Mixed Choir - The Senior Schools Trophy
Marondera Schools Wind Band - Mashonaland Holdings Trophy

A concert was performed in the Fieldsend Hall after the Eisteddfod by Honours and First Class winners.
The Senior Mixed Choir and the Windband were invited to perform in the NIAA Eisteddfod Honours Concert at the Harare International School.

2nd Term
A band of musicians played and sang at the KIDZCAN day in May.
The Senior Musician of the Year Concert was adjudicated by Hannah Kennedy. An excellent concert was held with performances from the Senior Mixed Choir, String Group, Vocal Ensembles and Soloists studying ABRSM Grade 5 - 8. Runner Up Intermediate Musician of the Year was Munyaradzi Tayi and the winner was Danai Mandebvu. Runner Up Senior Musician of the Year was Sasha Baker and the winner was Jessica Charles.
The Junior Musicians of the year was adjudicated by Mr Owen Chimuka. Junior Girls and Junior Boys Choirs performed as well as the C Block Music Class and B Block Choir. Runner Up Junior Musician of the Year was Sheria Brits and the winner was Michelle Maswaya.
The Senior Mixed Choir, B Block Choir and Staff Choir participated in the Interact Variety Show. The Senior Choir performed the hit finale song from the movie Pitch Perfect, support by Zimbabwe’s best beat boxer, Denzel ‘Pro Beats’ Mashonganyika.

Seventeen pupils from both the boys’ school and the girls’ school took part in the annual Musicamp held at Peterhouse Girls in August for a week. This year Musicamp hosted five international musicians who ran and conducted the various groups. This year saw the introduction of Singers to Musicamp to make up a Chamber Choir.

3rd Term
The Senior Mixed Choir, Orchestra, Wind Band and Strings took part in the Combined Schools Concert at the Celebration Centre in Harare with 500 other school musicians. Mr Billy St John conducted the Combined Schools Big Band where Chiwoneso Mvududu featured as a vocal soloist.

The orchestra and soloists performed and entertained guests at both Peterhouse Boys and Peterhouse Girls Open Days.

Senior Mixed Choir and Marondera Schools Orchestra performed at the highly successful Music Under the Stars concert at Springvale House in aid of Gosho Park.

SCHOOL PLAY
This year’s school play, Philip King’s farce, ‘See How They Run’, was directed by Jim Redfern and Claire Hanly. The play is set in a Vicar’s house in an idyllic English village during the 1940s, a far cry from our Zimbabwean existence. The cast, made up of four girls and five boys, worked hard; their skill and dedication made the play a resounding success. The audience laughed merrily at the mishaps, confusion, immaculate timing of entrances and exits, as well as the quick-witted dialogue. An outstanding set, fantastic actors and a committed stage crew resulted in a very entertaining show.

D BLOCK COMPULSORY PROGRAMME
Every Monday afternoon, D Block boys take part in a skill or service-based activity to which they are new – bridge, chess, conservation, debate, basic handyman and quiz. Each boy, by house on rotation, is exposed to 6 weeks of each activity. This programme gives boys a good basic grounding in the skills and service, and some boys will then go on to take advantage of the opportunities these clubs provide during the rest of their school career.

TOURS
This year there were a number of cultural tours to places outside Zimbabwe:
1) Geography Tour to Italy and Dubai with Mrs Mudiwa
2) History Tour to Europe with Mr Makucha
3) Cultural Tour to France, Belgium and Germany with Mr and Mrs Mudiwa

HUNTIN’ SHOOTIN’ FISHIN’
Each year, this fantastic competition welcomes the Peterhouse ‘Rock Solid Kings’. We have recently been joined by another school team, the ‘Rams’ from St John’s. Otherwise, all teams comprise of adults expert in the fields of play – this exposure and competition with adults is a terrific experience for our young pupils. Set around the Troutbeck Hotel, we competed with Olivia Wilding Davies (from PHG) as our rider, Dylan Browne as our Shottist and Cullan Ashby as our Fly Fisherman (for the third year running).

ACTIVE CLUBS

Archery
Peterhouse is part of the Zimbabwe National Archery Schools Program (NASP). There were twelve competitions with all 12 ATS schools from around Harare this year. We are often beaten by the lady archers from PHG! However, Angus Fergusson and Kirk Barnes made the Zimbabwe team which went down to the Drakensberg in July to shoot in the All Nation Archery Tournament. Zimbabwe came 4th, beaten by USA, South Africa and Canada.

Bee Keeping
Peppered in the Msasa woodlands around the school, Peterhouse houses 35 active bee hives. Terence Sage is our most experienced beekeeper. Any honey extracted from the hives is sold to Peterhouse staff. The Club also rescues and rehouses hives out of chimneys or under rooves from all three campuses.

Horse Riding
Horses are kept in Calderwood Park, so boys have convenient access to riding them if they sign up to this Club. Terence Sage (riding Spirit) and Tawanda Chauruka (riding Going Easy) have competed in various horse shows throughout the year in the 80cm and 90cm classes.

Mountain Bike Club
There is a vibrant membership in this club. We ride on amazing routes in both our Game parks in the area surrounding all three schools. The Club raised US$3000 for the Gosho Park Fence Appeal, by hosting an amazing ride in Gosho Park for competitors on bikes, on horseback, or on foot. Peterhouse competes in the Interschool Spur Challenge. Each week a different school hosts a riding event. We were so lucky to have schools like Falcon and Lomagundi driving up for these to ride almost every week. Brett Elliott was selected to represent Zimbabwe in the South African Mountain Bike Nationals. After recovering from an almighty crash on Day Two , he came 45th out of 80 riders in his age group.

Sailing Club
James Ross went to Angola to sail as part of the Zimbabwe team in the Optimist Class. The Optimist Class Zimbabwe Nationals were won by Cullen Shoesmith.

COGNITIVE CLUBS

Bridge
The bridge team, successfully captained by Takudzwa Mushosho won almost every match this year. In addition to playing other schools, they played a brilliant game of bridge with the Residents of the Borrowdale Trust. Ryan Kluckow,Takudzwa Mushosho, Nigel Mhaka and Christian Hough were awarded Half Colours for bridge. Cocks Ties for exemplary play over many years were awarded to Jack Franklin, Joshua Hattingh, Tinotenda Heri and Chayce Ross.

Chess
This was captained by Sindiso Ncube this year. Founders were crowned our Interhouse Chess champions for 2016.

Quiz
Peterhouse Boys hosted the Interschools quiz competition this year, with 13 schools competing from all over Harare. We came 3rd out of 13 schools. Over the year the team competed fairly with others and we ended the year with a friendly French Quiz at PHG.

Other Clubs
Boys are also able to take part in the following clubs on a weekly basis: Acrylic Art, Auto Engineering, Cookery, Darts, Engineering, Robotics, Video and Editing and Woodwork

COLLABORATIVE CLUBS

Debate
Highlights of the year include Peterhouse hosting the Marondera Districts Debate Competition and the Hellenic Knight of Debators, which slotted in between many debates with schools in and around Harare. Full Colours were awarded to Humphrey Chiramba, Takudzwa Mukuruva and Tanaka Nyangwe. Half Colours were awarded to Takudzwa Chauruka, Takudzwa Nhekairo and Vilile Malaba. Paget won the Junior Interhouse Debate with Sivai Sinemani as Best Speaker. Grinham won the Senior Interhouse Debate with Takudzwa Nhekairo as the Best Speaker. A Cocks Tie was awarded to Praise Jaravani for his disciplined and most highly accomplished seasons of debating.

Public Speaking
Takudzwa Mushosho of Ellis won the Senior Interhouse Public Speaking competition this year. Mukudzeishe Nyamarebvu of Founders won the Junior Interhouse Public Speaking.

World Scholars Club
This is an International competition which has four components – public speaking, collaborative writing, quiz and debate. Boys have to compete in teams of three. We sent four such teams to Lusaka to compete in the Regional round and we did so well there that we were invited to go to Prague for a Global Round. Next year, we hope this club flourishes and we can compete in more Global Rounds for a truly mind blowing experience for our boys.

Model United Nations
This prestigious club is based on the proceedings of the United Nations. Schools are given a topic to research and then they have to put forward a case of the country that they are given on that specific policy. The life skills that the boys learn from such a forum are invaluable. We hope to take many boys to conferences in and around Harare next year.

Toastmasters
16 senior boys met twice a month and followed the traditional protocols set out for this club years ago. The evening’s entertainment was provided by someone presenting a prepared speech and then several boys doing impromptu speeches. The skill of speaking in public is so important. These Toastmasters met with fellow Toastmasters from PHG, Chisipite and the Convent. Mrs Sue Davies was the Guest of Honour at the Toastmasters Dinner this year.

SERVICE CLUBS

Conservation
Mrs Penny Raynor offers this club to anyone doing their Duke of Edinburgh Award. Her annual projects are described in detail below.

First Aid:
This club is essential in the winter term when there are some many contact sport games going on. Boys can learn the basics of First Aid and then gain great experience under the guidance of Arnold Mawerera and all the San Sisters.

Hospital Visit to Frail Care at Borradaile Trust
Every Monday afternoon, boys and girls doing their Duke of Edinburgh Award go to the Borradaile Trust Hospital or Frail Care. There, they do various odd jobs in the Hospital or they visit the residents in the Frail Care and help serve them supper.

Interact
Under the tight leadership of Mrs Chipo Mtakwa and Nyasha Mupfumi, this club really served the community well this year. On top of their numerous visits to various charitable organisations like Kukura neShungu, Musha weVana, Marondera Children’s Hospital they raised a great deal of money with their Valentine Roses, Fun Day and Interact Show. The latter was a roaring success and great fun. Many staff participated in this show, raising the bar for 2017! This year, some of the money raised will go into their Service project at St Francis. Here they plan to build a structure that can house rabbits and chickens for the school to use as they see fit.

Kukura Neshungu
The size of this club has grown tremendously this year. Many boys in this school have found it very rewarding reaching out to others who have physical and mental challenges. Two Service Ties were awarded to Milan Raja and Anesu Muzondo for their years of commitment to this club. Recently, a sponsored walk took place in Calderwood Park to raise funds. Over 100 boys and girls from Kukura Neshungu, PHB and PHG took part and US$984 was raised for the Kukura Neshungu School in Marondera. Mr Robert Chiminya is marvellous in how he orchestrates the activities for this special club.

Leo Club
Tinotenda Heri and Mr Taurai Mhete have worked tirelessly this year to raise funds for the beneficiaries of this club and to visit the local charities in Marondera. They bought commodities for these places and delivered them in person, which lifts all the spirits of the people living there. The Club hosted the most successful Fun Day and Leo Dance, with a spectacular ‘Pantha theme’.

Magazine
Mr and Mrs Mudiwa, together with Mrs Runashe from Peterhouse Girls have a great team of ‘young publishers’ who spend most of the year collating and editing reports for our Annual Magazine.

CONSERVATION AND ENVIRONMENT ACTIVITIES

Calderwood Park
Work has started on increasing the road network which will improve the game viewing and biking in the park. Rehabilitation of exotic plantations to indigenous trees is a continuing and on-going project. Boys and staff use the facilities for fishing, bike riding, walking and rock climbing and the D block Outback and Kidzcan were held in the park this year.

Gosho Park
The Park continues to provide an excellent facility for conservation education. Our major development this year has been the installation of 4kms of electric fence and we will hopefully complete the project next year. The winter feeding program is a great attraction for our pupils who can watch the animals come in for food. We have had considerable support from other schools this year and have organised various functions to raise money for the fence. Gosho really is an amazing facility right on our doorstep.

Learner Guides
Two pupils have just written their exams and we have opened the course to outsiders who join some of the lessons and field trips. The field trips have increased the understanding of the guiding and hunting business as a whole with regards to etiquette, ethics, photography, hospitality, bush skills, safety and wildlife experiences. Some of our previous pupils have gone on to University and qualified in “Conservation and Game Management’ and will now be going into the industry.

Geography/Biology RIFA trip for Fifth form
Pupils covered practical aspects of the A Level Syllabus and submitted detailed reports for marking. An impala was dissected and a vulture watch arranged as well as morning walks in the different habitats. We monitored our Peterhouse Zambezi Bank erosion study started 5 years ago and noted changes in the 7 remaining trees showing how we are losing soil each year.

World Days
Peterhouse Group celebrated World Environment Day by wearing green and this year our topic was on African Wild dogs. The “Running for Wild Dogs” conservation effort was launched with a speaker from the Painted Dog Centre in Hwange giving pupils a lecture on the work that is done there. The whole Peterhouse Group was involved in our Environmental Day which increases the awareness of how important conservation of our environment is.

Mana Walking Safari with Natureways
This trip was an amazing experience - walking from the Ruckomechi boundary as far as Mana mouth and camping along the way. We got rained on and had mud everywhere but saw amazing game - an approach on a lion pride and an elephant encounter, were the greatest highlights. The vegetation is different in the rains with flowers out and when walking one has the opportunity to look at the smaller wildlife - insects, spiders, scorpions and we had excellent birding.

Fly Fishing at Peterhouse
A fly fishing workshop was held at Dombo dam for all interested boys This was followed by a trip to Connemara where all boys caught fish and we had lessons on how to tie flies. We have also had a trip to the Gaerezi and more recently a team of Peterhouse boys (Terance Sage and James Ross) entered the Nyanga Trout Fishing Tournament where they were awarded the prize for “best upcoming fishermen”

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES

Basecamp (D Block)
In the Lent term all the D Block boys took part in Phase 1 of our Leadership and Personal Development Programme run from Calderwood Park. They hiked (under their own navigation) to Ruzawi Camp Site, camped out there, and then made their way back again on an alternative route (about 25km in total). They also did some wilderness skill development activities including canoeing, shooting, and abseiling.

Outback (C Block)
The C Block took part in Phase 2 of our Leadership and Personal Development Programme in the Trinity term. This is a ‘journey based programme’ where the boys hike from Gosho Park to Zambesi Holidays on day one; While here they abseil and partake in various teambuilding and bushcraft activities. After a night under canvas they hike to Kushinga Phikelela Dam where they do canoeing, water rescue (it’s very cold at this time of year - intentionally) and water related first aid. After another cold night under canvas they make their way back to Gosho Park. The total hike is 35-40 km. All the boys who attempted the programme completed it. This part of the programme focuses on developing the necessary skills to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Adventurous Journey, and qualifies as a recognised “Practice Journey”.

Chimanimani Trip (B Block)
Early in the Michaelmas term the B Block all went up to Chimanimani for the “rite-of-passage” and legendary Chims Trip.

This year we again were able to offer an extension option for the boys interested in doing a long expedition type experience. Twenty boys volunteered to walk deeper into the park, hiking a total distance of 88km over 7 days and visiting awesome landmarks like Martins and Tuckers Falls, Eastern lakes, Devils Leap Gorge and none of them will ever forget Bald Ridge and Gossamer Ridge climb on Day Two. The boys really felt they had been out in ‘the wild’ on this trip – and many celebrated the feeling of freedom and wonder that goes with that. Due to the balmy, warm evenings, many slept under the stars for all 6 nights. Many thanks to Doug van der Ruit, who was the Trip Leader for this expedition.

The rest of the boys participated in a special programme that Outward Bound Zimbabwe put together for Peterhouse. While in the Outward Bound Centre, the boys do some really fun, but challenging activities that are orientated especially around communication, collaboration and team building. While on a three day hike they climb Kweza and Peza peaks and camp out in the mountains. This year we introduce the concept of a written letter from parents to the boys – read while they spent a night out on solo, which was very emotional experience for some of them!

There was a real buzz in the school after this year’s Chim Trip - there was just something special about it.

Far and Wide (A Block)
The fourth Stage of the Leadership and Personal Development Programme is held at Far and Wide in Nyanga. We are again excited to offer two options this year; Groups can either do the full Turaco Trail (five nights under canvas and six days hiking) or the traditional Far and Wide Leadership Programme. It takes place right after the last IGCSE exam and involved all the boys and girls from A Block.

We will run this programme post IGCSE because we believe that this programme will work better at this stage in the pupils Peterhouse career:
• It will be celebratory in nature (post IGCSE)
• It is the first step in their co-educational journey, so a good chance for the pupils to work together and in doing so, get to know each other better.
• It will not interrupt the A Level and AS Syllabuses that begin in January.
• There is still plenty of time after the trip for pupils to relax in the A Block Christmas holidays.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACTIVITIES

Kidzcan
A five/ten kilometre run/walk was held in Calderwood Park during the first weekend of the second term in memory of the late Jenny Calderwood, to raise money for Kidzcan. Kidzcan is an organization that supports children with cancer. Peterhouse Boys and Girls took part, and were joined by members of the community and Ruzawi School and Hillcrest College. Over $23 000 was raised this year.

The Ironwill
Peterhouse sent 3 teams to 2016 Ironwill in Umfurudzi this year. Ironwill is Zimbabwe’s Premier eco-challenge. It’s a 4 day, multi stage, multi discipline, wilderness adventure race. Competitors also raise money for various charities in order to qualify to race. This year, for the 1st time ever, a U21 side won the event: “Peterhouse Two” (Strath Brown and Keegan Smith). “Peterhouse One” (Keegan Stubbs, Craig Burl and Bruce Benade) came close second. The pupils also raised over 800USD for the Ironwill supported charities (Island Hospice, The Cancer Association, Dorothy Duncan Braille Library, Athol Evans Hospital, St Giles Rehabilitation Centre, Children’s Heart Foundation. Many thanks to Mark and Tom Stubbs who came along and helped run the camp at Umfurudzi National Park.

Running for Wild Dogs
In 1996, fifteen Petreans ran from Beit Bridge to Chirundu to raise money for the conservation of Wild Dogs. Many of these original runners are returning to Zimbabwe in December 2016 to run from the Save to Victoria Falls. They hope to run with 20 pupils from PHG and PHB. This expedition is to raise awareness and funds, for the preservation and conservation of African Wild Dogs. The money raised will also support the educational and community projects that various conservancies carry out every year. The expedition will see groups of pupils and Petreans run 20km every day, in a relay format. The proposed dates for the expedition are 11th to 20th December 2016. Interested Peterhouse Boys and Peterhouse Girls pupils have been training every week, and participated in the Mfurudzi and Imire Trail Runs to get practice.


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