All of the house shields were designed by the children within the team during the academic year 2015-2016.
At Great Totham we value both a sense of community and a bit of healthy competition. Our house teams help build a slightly different sense of community which spans across the school, not just within classes, year teams or phases (Key Stages). We regularly organise 'House Days' where staff and children organise activities to build the glue that holds together learning and builds life skills; team work, cooperation, resilience, perseverance, compromise, negotiation, communication among many other skills!
In September, Year 6's who chose to run for House Captain composed their speeches to let the rest of the school know how they would make the best house captain. Elections were held for the school to vote for their preferred candidates. Two captains for each house have now been appointed. Congratulations to the house captains - the hard work starts now!
Words from our house captains...
‘Hello, our names are Lizzy and Xavier and we are the birch House Captains. From our team you should expect teamwork, dedication and affection. We love to play sport and encourage our members to have a healthy lifestyle. We are looking forward to organising events and hope our team is too!’