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.
3rd July 2023
The school celebrated those leaving us, as pupils, dons and families gathered for Medal Speaking and Domum on 1 July 2023.
10th June 2023
June is Pride month. Pupils and staff reflect on what Pride means to them in a short film.
9th June 2023
Dr Cullerne, Head of Faith Circles, delivered last Friday's address in Chapel inspired by a talk in Faith Circels given by a pupil, entitled 'Blind Faith'.
2nd May 2023
In honour of the forthcoming King's Coronation, the College held a special May Day concert and celebratory lunch for all pupils and staff.
8th March 2023
On 18 – 19 March pupils from Winchester College will play continuously for 24 hours to raise big sums for charity. There are two free concerts, open to the public, as part of the event.