Each week the House Captains collect the housepoints from the classrooms and calculate the totals. The totals are revealed in the Friday assembly. The children get very excited to see how much money they have raised (through their hard work!) for the charity we are currently supporting.
For more details about how our house point system works please follow this link for our an explanation of our Ethical Enterprise.
This year we have revamped our team names. The children voted for their favourite scientist, explorer, activitist and leader:
Favourite scientist: Jane Goodall (for being passionate about animals and looking after our planet)
Favourite explorer: George Mallory (for taking on a challenge and never giving up)
Favourite activist: David Attenborough (for fighting climate change and improving the environment)
Favourite leader: Nelson Mandela (for campaigning for equality and justice)
Who are they:
Jane Goodall: Jane is the world's greatest expert in chimpanzees. She spent 45 years studying wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania. Through her work, Jane has taught the world the urgent need to protect the chimpanzees from extinction. She now travels the world speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees and environmental concerns.
George Mallory: Mallory was an English mountaineer, from Mobberley, who took part in three British expeditions to Mount Everest in the early 1920's, He was noted for his natural climbing ability and skill at finding new routes up the mountain. In 1924 Mallory disappeared on the mountain so we don't know if he reached the summitt.
David Attenborough: Sir David Attenborough was born in 1926. From being a young boy he was passionate about nature and collected fossils, stones and birds eggs. As a teenager he realised it was important to conserve nature and protect wildlife and the environment. For the whole of his life, David has made programmes about nature for the BBC. David's knowledge about the natural world makes him a great scientist, but his greatest skill is how he communicate and teach people about the natural world. His work to educate the world about the impact of single-use plastics has changed how we all think and behave.
Nelson Mandela: Mandela was born in South Africa in 1918. He spent 27 years in prison for his work against the government, but there was international outrage and great pressure to release him. After spending all those years in prison he continued to campaign to end apartheid in South Africa. His hard work and life long effort paid off when all races were allowed to vote in 1994. He won the election and became president of South Africa. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.