On Wednesday 18 July the whole school participated in a day of themed lessons and activities to celebrate one hundred years of the House system at St Bartholomew’s School.
The four Houses of St Bart’s – Curnock, Davis, Evers and Patterson – were created in 1918 by the headteacher at the time, Mr Sharwood Smith, being named after former students who served and died during the first world war.
Students and staff all arrived at school dressed in their respective House colours. A special programme for the day had been organised which began with lessons focusing on 1918, during which students gained a fascinating insight into so many aspects of life and times a hundred years ago.
The highlight of the day was when the whole school community formed the giant letter shapes of C, D, E and P, representing each House name, for aerial photographs and a time-lapse video which can be viewed below:
Marking this centenary occasion enabled the whole school to share the history, values and achievements of the Houses during a day of special events. We have a long established structure in our Houses which many generations of staff, students and families all over the world have good reason to hold dear. This was a wonderful occasion with which to end a busy school year.