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Highland Games

Regulus // Issue 2 // August 2022

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Piper plays the bagpipes in the Quad.A celebration of St Andrew’s Scottish heritage and traditions was on full display during the Highland Games on Thursday 23 June, which had been postponed from Founders’ Day in March.

A celebration of St Andrew’s Scottish heritage and traditions was on full display during the Highland Games on Thursday 23 June, which had been postponed from Founders’ Day in March.

There was a lively atmosphere from the start, with raucous inter-House singing of the School Song, O Flower of Scotland, and the respective House chants. Each House then selected representatives to compete in Highland dancing, which is always a crowd favourite.

Students in Thompson House are pictured in uniform with green accessories as they stand, chanting and holding a cardboard sign that reads 'Thompson'.

This was followed by some impressive efforts by staff and students in the kettle ball relay, wheat sheaf tossing, and medicine ball throwing.

Performances by the Pipe Band and Highland dancers were a special part of the day, which finished with each House performing the College haka.

House spirit was in full force during the passionately fought competition, and when the points were tallied at the end, Thompson House was named the 2022 Highland Games House champions.

St Andrew's celebrates our Scottish heritage through the annual Highland Games event.

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