International Games Day 2020

International Games Day was celebrated in the Library at lunchtime on Monday 9 November. Whitefriars students enjoyed being part of a global community of libraries that celebrated the social and educational benefits of games.

This year it was a little different, with masks, sanitising and physical distancing in place. However, this only heightened the joy of being able to play physical games with others at school again, on this special occasion.

The competition around our new Giant Connect 4 game was wonderful to see, with boys from across the year levels using a range of tactics and strategy against their opponents. Similar contests took place at the Chess, Rubik’s Race, Checkers, Backgammon and (normal sized) Connect 4 tables. The highlight for staff was witnessing the sportsmanship and encouragement of others in evidence throughout the library.

Hayden Menzies (Year 11), Haywood Cheng (Year 8) and Darcy Fenech (Year 11) were the lucky winners drawn from the door prize competition. They chose either a Where’s Wally? puzzle or a pack of UNO cards as their reward. All participants received a Matchstick Puzzles kit to take home with them. We hope they will enjoy challenging family members to help them solve these puzzles and they are invited to email Mrs Andison for the solutions.

Staff would like to thank each and every boy who attended for their positive participation and especially for ensuring that everyone had fun.


Mrs Cass Andison

Teacher Librarian