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.
10th May 2022
An excited audience of over 300 gathered in Flint Court for ‘Resilience 2022’, a sustainable fashion show in aid of local children’s charity, Naomi House & Jacksplace.
8th May 2022
The Natural History Society and guest students from Park Community School in Havant learnt about rhino conservation with Amanda Smith.
14th March 2022
Dr Tim Hands today announces his retirement as Headmaster of Winchester College after a remarkable career
7th March 2022
Sixth Form pupils, Felix and Seb provide an update on The Elizabeth Project, the College's first Carbon Offset and Tree-Planting program. Working in partnership with Winnall Primary School, the team's most recent efforts saw 300 tree saplings planted on the College grounds.
7th March 2022
Yesterday a team from Winchester took on a 16-mile walk to raise funds for the Ukraine Crisis Appeal. With an early start, the team made their way to Old Winchester Hill near the Meon Valley to begin their journey back to Winchester on foot.
6th March 2022
Winchester will welcome a new Senior Chaplain in the summer, following the departure of Rev Justin White.