Pitt House: Spring 2024

As the Spring term comes to a close, it’s a wonderful opportunity to reflect on some of the experiences that add to the community spirit of Pitt and the vibrant atmosphere around Wycombe Abbey. From charity events to evenings of culture, our girls have embraced the opportunity to get involved in enriching events and activities this term. Here’s a roundup of some of the highlights:

House Bake Sale

Led by our Charity Rep, Bea, our Pitt House bake sale was definitely a highlight of the term. Our girls were tasked with baking some Pitt-themed goodies over Short Leave, and upon their return, the mountain of treats at the entrance to the House indicated that the event was going to be a great success. It was truly a team effort, and we were impressed by the generosity of our girls both in terms of their edible donations and the time they dedicated on the day.

We had volunteers from across different year groups, who gave up their break and teatime to sell items to staff and students. Our stall in the Courtyard Café was bustling, and it quickly became evident that Alicia’s s’mores cookies were a big hit, selling out in just ten minutes. Fortunately, there were plenty of sweet treats to go around and we even a few leftovers to share amongst our volunteers, as well as with our hard-working Custodians and Estates team. In total, we raised a total of £395.89 for the charities Mary’s Meals and the Wycombe Refuge Association. A big thank you to everyone who pitched in!

Pitt Bake Sale

House Chapel

Our House Sacristan, Georgie, did an excellent job of organising our House Chapel service this term. She has shared her reflections below:


This year, the theme of our House Chapel Service was ‘humility’, and how it is demonstrated through different actions. The definition of humility which we chose to focus on is: ‘the quality of having a modest or low view of one’s importance’. We wanted to show how this quality is represented within the Bible and Jesus’ actions when he washed the feet of his disciples. We also looked at the humility constantly portrayed through the popular book series ‘Harry Potter’ by JK Rowling. When Harry Potter discovered his immense power, he felt pressure to work hard and be a good role model, as well as save the rest of the world. He never lets the fame or power get to his ego and sticks by his friends and supporters through all seven books. Our House Anthem to go alongside our Chapel Service was ‘What makes you beautiful’ by One Direction. The song demonstrated the benefit of staying modest. We practised this in the evenings, and it was amazing when got to perform it in Chapel. Every pupil in Pitt was involved, whether they were part of the House Anthem or a reader for the service. The House really came together for this service, and it showed how strong of a community Pitt is! I just want to thank everyone for putting in so much effort and helping the House reach its full potential.

Pitt House Chapel Service

House Singing

Under the dynamic leadership of our House Conductor, Nadia, Pitt has been buzzing with excitement as we prepare for the eagerly anticipated House Singing competition. Recently, we have spent many an evening listening to rehearsals for the song “Classic” by MKTO, chosen for its upbeat energy. Despite some busy schedules in the weeks leading up the event, the girls embraced the opportunity to bolster together and worked tirelessly to perfect their performance.

From mastering harmonies to perfecting choreography, our girls have certainly risen to the challenge, with our sixth formers even showcasing their rap skills! As the competition draws near, we eagerly anticipate the opportunity to showcase the talent and camaraderie that define Pitt House.

House Innings

In a celebration of cultural diversity and culinary creativity in the final week of term, Pitt House welcomed Juan from the Valencia Supper Club for an unforgettable paella-making workshop. Our girls immersed themselves in the art of crafting this iconic Spanish dish, learning not only culinary techniques but also gaining insights into its rich cultural heritage. The evening culminated in an al fresco feast, as the tantalizing aromas of chicken and vegetable paella filled the air. We topped the evening off with an array of tasty desserts, enjoyed in the common room once the air turned chilly. Rounding off the Spring Term in style, the event was a true testament to the spirit of teamwork and community that defines Pitt House.

Pitt House Innings 2024: Valencia Supper Club @ Pitt House