2004 - 2013
I have really fond memories of being in Woodard. Being right in the centre of the school meant we were often visited by friends from other houses and the house always had a busy, friendly atmosphere. Importantly, we were known for having one of the better pool tables of the boys houses. Getting back first after break meant you had the first game and a chance to practise for the hotly-contested house pool comp. Mr Crook was always a serious contender for the trophy, and being drawn against him was often quick way to be knocked out of the competition. Woodard could never be faulted for effort in house shout, but I don't remember it being our forté. I do remember, however, Jamie Hutchings (who was 6”4 as a 14 year old) lifting up our smallest shell boy like 'Simba' in the Lion King when we sang 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight'. As impressive as this sounds, I don't think it compensated for our singing!
OJ Edward Fairfax (Woodard 2007-2017) reflects on his time at Hurst and his unwavering support from the LS Centre. More...