Gosford and Orange High Schools continued their long running annual school interchange tradition in June, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Malynley Shield.
The rivalry between the schools started in 1968 after a draw in a rugby league match.
That draw ignited an annual competition which has now developed into a two day athletic and academic free for all, known as the Malynley Shield.
Each year one of the schools hosts the event, with 2019 seeing Gosford students pack their bags and make the trip to Orange to compete in everything from field hockey to chess, and of course rugby league.
The annual event is a highlight of the school year for both schools with lifelong friendships having been forged over the half a century that the Shield has run.
Gosford had retained the Shield for the past three years, but 2019 was not their year, with Orange High School claiming the Shield.
Newly appointed Principal, Michael Smith, said: “This year, Orange was victorious in winning the Shield, but the ongoing relationships and friendships that have been formed by students and teachers represent the true goal of the tradition.”
Newsletter, Jun 14
Michael Smith, Gosford High School