Colum Hughes came from a
comprehensive grant-maintained Catholic high school near Liverpool. For someone
who considered ICT and Media Studies to be two of his favourite subjects, and
web design one of his hobbies before he entered the boarding school, this
journey back in time was going to be no easy feat.
But although he didn't have any
contact with electronic equipment at all for a month, Colum's other talents and
interests were made use of. He enjoyed English and Drama at school and so he
took the opportunity to play one of the Rude Mechanicals in the class production
of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Colum's admitted his ambition before
entering to be "Fame (I wanna live forever!)". No surprises there
Colum was a keen sportsman, and
found it impossible to name a single favourite. The boys joked that he so easily
outran them anytime because of all his experience running from the Police back
in Liverpool! Along with Andy Walne and Raj Naik, Colum and the rest of Drake
dorm won eight medals collectively from the term's sporting calendar, far more
than any other dorm!
Aside from his sporting and
acting abilities, Colum was a gifted musician, impressing the whole school with
his impromptu jams on the piano in the hall (not that he was allowed to of
course), as well as on his guitar every night before lights out.
And aside from his sporting,
acting and musical abilities, Colum will be remembered more than anything else
for his wet-yourself hilariousness. He was always cracking jokes, most of the
time in the most inappropriate of situations (such as when Matron or the
Headmaster was in a bad mood). Although his efforts sometimes prompted
collective groans from the boys and girls alike, he had us rolling on the floor
in hysterics 99.9% of the time and a month in the school without him wouldn't
have been the same place.
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