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House Advent Wreath Making Competition 2021

Category : Chaplaincy , House Teams , News


On Thursday 25th November 2021 students took part in our annual House Advent Wreath Making Competition.

Back for its sixth successive year, the popular competition gives five groups of students, one from each house, the chance to get creative as they roll up their sleeves and dive into the task of creating an Advent Wreath in just forty-five minutes. It is not just bragging rights at stake, they are all chasing that winning top spot and bagging the maximum amount of points for their house.

House points are awarded throughout the year for various competitions, events and for core school achievements such as Attendance. You can read more about House Points, how they are awarded and the current totals here.

After 45 minutes of cutting, shaping, snipping and glitter flying everywhere, our five wreaths were complete and ready to be scored by our team of judges.


In first place were the team from St. Thomas More house, a complete reversal on last years fifth place finish.


Last year's winners, St. Margaret Clitherow where ranked 'a close second' by the judges in this years competition.


The team representing Anne Line finished in third matching the result of 12 months ago.


Only two students took part for the team from St. John Boste.  There may have been a shortage of hands, however, no shortage of talent.


In fifth place came the team from Blessed John Ingram. Their effort taking one point for their house.

Mr Dunn, who is an integral part of our judging panel, addressed the students and praised their efforts saying 'this was one of the highest standards of competition he's ever seen.'

The finished wreaths will be used in various places in school across the Advent period with the winning wreath taking pride of place in the Chapel where it will be lit during prayers.

Well done to everyone who took part, it was a fantastic competition.  Special thank you to locla business Fruitboy who donated the oasis block cricles and to Mrs Leslie & Mrs Corcoran's family who donated greenery.

Head over to our Gallery for a selection of pictures from the event.