The House Raft Race is a long-held tradition at St David’s College, where each house is given an allotted time to design and build a suitable craft to transport eight pupils around a chosen course. The crew must include pupils of all ages, and while only eight are allowed ‘onboard’, the rest of the house help to tie knots, carry equipment and raucously cheer them on.
The race was a close one this year, that finished dramatically with Cader just taking the title from Tryfan, who were last years winners.
Head of Outdoor Education, Ian Martin said: “Although it’s a House Event, it’s really a whole school event – seeing the collective enthusiasm and watching everyone cheering the last raft in, regardless of house allegiances, was a real joy and characteristics of the St David’s Ethos”.
The positions stand with Cader first, Tryfan second and Snowdon third. However, still to come this academic year is House Orienteering, Climbing, Sailing and the Iron Human Contest! Congratulations Cader!