The arrival of the House singing competitions always brings great excitement to the College and this year was no exception. Each year, on the evening of the day of the competitions, we enjoy the House Shout, an affectionately named contest which by no means depicts the high quality of singing to which we are always treated. Indeed, this echoes comments made by our esteemed adjudicator, Mr Chi Hoe Mak this year who was blown away by the quality of voices that he heard over the course of the evening. Whether it be the Prep School renditions of Queen’s ‘Don’t stop me now’ (Taylor) and Vance Joy’s ‘Riptide’ (Iskandar), or the Senior Houses’ versions of the Back Street Boys’ classic ‘I want it that way’ (Munawir Hill); Florence and the Machine’s ‘Shake it out’ (Steel); Capital Cities’ ‘Safe and Sound’ (Wills); and ABBA’s ‘Mamma Mia’, Mr Mak had an extremely difficult choice to make in order to pick the eventual winners. Following some invaluable constructive feedback for the Houses, the winners were announced as Taylor for the Prep School and Honan for the Senior School.