The Gehandu Game Show – “I’m a Radley don get me
out of here!”
At 9pm on Wednesday the 4th May, the ‘Gehandu Game
Show’ took place in the Theatre. A completely new concept for Radley: six Dons,
hosted by Head of Politics Dr McMahon took part in a ‘League of their
Own-esque’ game show, with elements of ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’ -
all to raise money for Gehandu school in Tanzania, where a group of 6.1 boys
will be visiting in the first three weeks of the summer holidays.
In the Red team were Mr Campbell, Dr Cunningham
and Mr Barlass and in the Blue team were Mr Tolputt, Dr Woodling and Dr Rhodes,
who did in fact win the show. The game show, organised by H Social’s George
Eaton, Will Caplan, Jack Needham and Sven Winkler, was charged at £3.50 to each
boy that attended.
The show started with a
round of questions, ranging from American politics to European football, with
which the panel of judges seemed to struggle and the quality of answers didn’t
much improve throughout.
The first event was
inspired by ‘I’m a Celebrity get me out of here’, in which two dons from each
team had to transfer some of Mr Noone’s (Head of Biology) snakes, lizards,
tortoises, hedgehogs and grass hoppers from a box on one side of the stage to
one on the other (below). The highlight of this would have to be a jest that Mr Noone
made about the hedgehog and his love life, which received an eruption of
The finale was a lip-sync
battle; utter humiliation for four dons: Mr Barlass, Mr Campbell, Mr Tolputt
and Dr Rhodes. This event was a truly inspired idea by George Eaton, adapted
from an American programme, and I, along with the entire audience, take my hat
off to him for managing to persuade four highly-respected dons to take part.
Videoing the event was
strictly forbidden; however, none of the audience were told this before, so the
odd camera might have captured a couple of snippets of the evening.
The Gehandu Game Show was
a fantastic idea, raising money in a different way to almost everyone else at
the school, and George Eaton’s organisation and preparation skills must be
acknowledged, not to mention the creativity to be able to adapt all of these
rounds to Radley life. The effort put in to putting this show on really shone
through, and Dr McMahon’s hosting of a rather rowdy crowd was equally
impressive. The event raised over £1000 for Gehandu School in Tanzania.
and Pictures by Alexander Milne, H Social 6.1