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House Cup for Talbot...again!

Talbot House has won the House Cup for the second year running following another terrific year of House wins.
16 Jun 2022
Written by Caroline Cheal
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Talbot House celebrate their House Cup win
Talbot House celebrate their House Cup win

The House Cup, otherwise known as the Chaloner Trophy, is presented annually to the House that has gained the most points over the course of a 12-month period, with pupils taking part in the many different House events to earn those all-important points.

Talbot have had some fantastic wins during 2021/22 including the Dixon Cup, House Music and House Rugby Sevens! With all the points added together, they are without a doubt once again the overall champions and are now able to enjoy seeing their black and white ribbons adorning the Trophy for another 12 months. The Talbot House flag will continue to fly from the front of the school until July…. and maybe longer if they win the next big House event too!

Many congratulations Talbot - a fantastic achievement!

The Chalenor Trophy is named after the school's first Headmaster, Thomas Chaloner. It was created by our 2015 Front Team and funded by the Adams Grammar School War Memorial Trust. The base of the cup has been made from benches from the old science block, representing both science and history as being the foundation of the school, and the five models standing on the base each represent a member of the 2015 Front Team and a key part of school life:  Academia; Sport; Arts; Music and CCF. Many thanks to our 2015 Front Team for creating another great Adams tradition - more details can be found below.

 

Background

The idea for the trophy originated in 2015 when our 2014/15 Front Team said they would like to create a new trophy for the school that could be awarded every year to the House that achieved the most points. The Adams’ Grammar School War Memorial Trust then very kindly offered to fund it and suddenly it was full steam ahead.

The decision was made to name the trophy after the school's first Headmaster, Thomas Chaloner, and within just a three-week window the trophy became a reality, designed and created by pupils at school whilst ably assisted by our DT department. The end result was quite spectacular and following the grand unveiling in 2015, the trophy has since been given a final coat of gold! 

At the time, pupils were invited to submit their design ideas and this resulted in two competition winners. Both Talbot House pupils, Jason Murray (Class of 2015) and Tom Dowson (Class of 2018) managed to capture the true essence of Adams with their designs, recognising how pupils are continuously encouraged to take part in a wealth of activities. The base of the cup was made from benches from the old science block to represent both science and history as the foundation of the school, and the five models standing on the base each represent a member of the Front Team and a key part of our school life:  Academia; Sport; Arts; Music and CCF.

The models were created using a scanned image of the pupil which was then developed in CAD and laser sintered, thanks to Wolverhampton University who allowed us access to some real state-of-the-art technology.  From 2.5 million triangles, 3D brass images were created of each of the five individual members of the Front Team so that they are now preserved in posterity.

A team of three digital designers and key developers for the project included Dominic Henderson (Class of 2017, Webb House); Angus Mahon (Class of 2017, Webb House) and Harry Carless (Class of 2021, Talbot House).  

Our 2015 Front Team is pictured below with the Chaloner Trophy at the time of its inception and before the final coat of bronze was applied.

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