On Friday 21 September, the school attempted (for the first time) a new kind of challenge. While 82-year-old John Hunt, CEO of the Lotus Flower Trust, climbed the 8,000 metres of Everest at home on his stepper, we the boys and staff of Winchester College attempted to run the 2,500km distance George Mallory trekked in order to climb Everest, from Mumbai to Base Camp. A commemorative challenge in honour of the feat he achieved 100 years ago.
Not only did we meet that goal, but we came close to doubling it, running 4,423km together. A ringing testament to what we achieve when we work as one. Current donations including the bake sale stand at £29,121, which we hope to see go up even further.
Well over 600 people ran, from first-year boys running in their first school race, to Mrs Talks stepping in last minute to run 20km, to our own Second Man running 14km. Librarians ran, bursars ran, classics dons ran, geography dons, maths dons, English dons, language dons, science dons, visiting music teachers ran. Boys from every year and every house ran. And what a day for it.
Any money we can help raise for the Lotus Flower Trust goes towards bettering the lives of a great many people – we're proud that as a result of this effort, we helped to save, preserve and protect lives.
Congratulations to everyone involved. If we could thank them all individually, we would.
9th August 2021
Congratulations to Brandon Chan who came 3rd worldwide in the independent open category at the International Economics Olympiad this summer.
28th September 2021
As they return from a long weekend back home, First Year pupils reflect on their initial impressions of Winchester.
22nd September 2021
Mr Brian Li Man-Bun has been appointed to the school’s Governing Body and is our first internationally-based Fellow.
21st September 2021
On the 24th of September 2021, 450 Winchester pupils and OWs will attempt to collectively replicate the impressive feat of George Mallory, aiming to run 2,500km en masse in the space of just a couple of hours, in tribute to the mountaineer, who embarked on his expedition one hundred years ago.
3rd September 2021
Our new Deputy Head Pastoral explains her focus, among other responsibilities, on ensuring a warm welcome for girls and day pupils joining the Sixth Form next September.
25th May 2021
Last weekend sixth form pupils led a 24 hour music festival, involving performers of all ages and raising over £5000 for charity. They entertained a small live audience as well as parents and friends, via a livestream of the entire event.