The houses provide opportunities for learning together, friendly competition and are a positive way of recognising and celebrating pupils' contributions. They also enable children from across the year groups to get to know each other and work collaboratively. The children are put into one of four houses, each one being named after a chosen hero.
We have events throughout the year such as football, netball and cross country, as well as Sports Day, where houses compete. Individual houses also meet together regularly each term to build connections across the school which supports pupils' well-being.
House heroes have been chosen as they demonstrate the attitudes and behaviours that we feel are important as well as our Christian values.
Mary Seacole was born in Jamaica in 1805. She did things that few other women of her time did. She made her own way in the world as a single woman and as a person of mixed race. If people refused to help her, because of their prejudice, she still did what she felt was right. Mary is best known for her nursing work during the Crimean War. Her kindness, compassion and determination to do what was right led her to be affectionately known by the soldiers she helped as Mother Seacole and has earned her a place as one of our house heroes. She is a role model to us all.
Born more than 500 years ago in 1452, Da Vinci lived in a time called the ‘Renaissance’ when everyone was interested in art and doing great things. Leonardo was a curious man who was good at lots of things; in fact he was a genius. He was a scientist, inventor, and architect, brilliant at art, a mathematician and a musician! Da Vinci shows us what is possible when we follow our passions. A man of both worlds (art and science) we have much to thank him for. For his brilliance and inspiration we have made him a house hero.
Helen Keller was born in Alabama in 1880. When she was 19 months old she fell seriously ill and lost her hearing and sight. Life was very tough for Helen, nothing seemed to make sense and she was quickly labelled a ‘wild child’. With the arrival of a tutor, Anne Sullivan, Helen’s life turned a corner. Anne taught Helen the meaning of words and objects and she quickly learnt to communicate. Helen’s courage and perseverance helped her to overcome her difficulties and she went on to become an accomplished writer and advocate of the disabled. Her determination has earned her a place as one of our house heroes.
Albert Einstein was born in Germany in 1876. Given the fact that his parents had no interest in either maths or science and the fact that he didn’t do well at school, it is a wonder he came to be known as the ‘Superstar of Science’. After years of traveling Einstein passed his entrance exams at the age of 30 and went back to school. He was determined to become a great Scientist and after much hard work that’s just what happened. Having discovered the theory of relativity with the famous E=mc2, Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize. His hard work and example that anything is possible have made him one of our school heroes.