Each year, the Wrench Shield is awarded to the house with the best performance during the year. The shield is presented in memory of Surgeon Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Mason Wrench, a keen educationalist who concluded his full and eventful life in Baslow, and who was a Governor of Lady Manners School. Dates on the shield go back to 1912, when the house system was instigated and there were only three houses: North, South and Town. The house events included in the competition include: badminton, basketball, chess, cricket, cross country (boys and girls), dance, enterprise, football (boys), hockey (boys and girls), house points, literacy quiz, netball, quiz, rounders, rugby, softball, sports day (boys, girls and overall) and tennis. This year, in an unbelievably close competition, we are delighted to announce that the winner is (by one point)...Barker. Final results were: Glossop: 54 points Cockerton: 68 points Taylor: 71 points Barker: 72 points Well done to everyone in Barker!.