Stud and Bloomsbury: Glitz and Glamour at House Casino Night
Every year Stud House puts together one of the most anticipated events in the Bede's calendar - our glamorous Casino Night.
This is usually a boarding event held on a Saturday night to entertain boarders, but this February Bloomsbury and Stud Houses joined forces to run it on a Wednesday night so that both day and boarding students could attend.
We had Zach Law producing his infamous virgin cocktails, Garry Walker (Resident DJ) on the music and many dedicated Stud boys playing key roles in the proceedings; barmen, doormen and table dealers.
The Recital Room was filled with poker tables and blackjack tables and a roulette wheel, the stools at which were packed out by students and teachers to create a spectacularly vibrant atmosphere.
This particular Casino Night was in aid of our two new charities, The ABC Fund (Stud) and Chestnut Tree House (Bloomsbury). We were delighted to welcome special guests (Val Caswell and Hayley Cox from ABC Fund and Charlie Weeks from Chestnut Tree House) from each charity to spend the evening with us and enjoy the excitement that the students of both Houses created.
As Charity Representative for Stud, I was given the privilege of choosing our current House Charity, which was an easy choice to make.
As a young child my Stepfather introduced me to Anne Bickmore, who was the head of The ABC Fund, and as a family we have been supporting the charity throughout the years.
I would like to thank the Sixth Form students who came along in particular for their support and help; it was a wonderful evening and we in Stud are already looking forward to hosting the Casino Night again next year!