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The Gehandu Game Show

The Gehandu Game Show

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 laughter.

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.

Report and Pictures by Alexander Milne, H Social 6.1

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