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.
19th July 2022
Winchester College announces the appointment of Ms Elizabeth Stone who will be succeeding Dr Hands next summer at the start of the 2023/24 Academic Year.
31st January 2023
On Saturday 4 February, the school will gather to watch XVs - the biggest game of the Winchester College Football season - which sees Commoners and OTH battle to lift the 'Pearl Pot' trophy.
16th January 2023
As part of our Outreach programme, Sixth Form pupils worked closely with the cast and crew of the Blue Apple theatre company to bring their latest production to the stage.
4th December 2022
The annual inter-house art competition, known as Drew Jug, requires collaborative spirit, team research, and plenty of creativity.
29th November 2022
Chapel Choir member William Newport has made it to the final three of the BBC Young Chorister of the Year competition.
18th October 2022
On Monday 17 October, Winchester hosted an Eco Conference for 250 state school pupils and staff from across Hampshire, focused on topics related to climate change and sustainability.