On Tuesday this week the IHC Dodgeball took place !
The gym hall was packed to see Curie, King, Russell and Pavlov competing against each other in front of a supportive audience crammed into every possible corner of the building.
If you've never played Dodgeball (or Murder Ball as it's called in some schools!), Dodgeball is:
generally [a game where] the main objective of each team is to eliminate all members of the opposing team by hitting them with thrown balls, catching a ball thrown by a member of the opposing team, or forcing them to move outside the court boundaries when a ball is thrown at them. Wikipedia
The balls are soft so there's no risk of anyone getting hurt, however games are played with such intensity that players often find themselves on the floor as they strive to avoid the balls thrown at them.
After the first two rounds of matches, Pavlov won through to the final where they faced an all star staff team.
Mr Heffernan, in particular, was outstanding, displaying such athleticism that one student was heard to ask: "Is Mr Heffernan a professional dodgeball player?"
Alas, his efforts and those of the staff were not enough to overcome the Pavlov onslaught and the students won two games in succession to seal victory.
A special mention goes to third year pavlovian Oliver Sharp who had the most powerful throw of the afternoon, dispensing rockets at everyone before him. For the staff, Mr Goddard set the tone for the afternoon wearing a matching set of electric pink headband and sweat bands.
Well done to everyone who took part for playing the game in such good spirit and the audience who came along to cheer and support their House.