Students at Oathall have taken part in choosing names for the new house system that the college is introducing this summer. The house system will provide an extra platform for competition, an additional focus around events and an opportunity for younger and older students to meet and work together in joint enterprises. Following a whole school online vote the theme of Exploration came first in the student poll. Within this theme four names emerged as winners. We are pleased to announce that the new house names are

Discovery – Endeavour – Pioneer – Voyager

Assistant Headteacher, Mr Willer with students from the Student Voice Community Group

Assistant Headteacher, Mr Willer with students from the Student Voice Community Group

The house titles originate from spacecraft and ships of exploration.  The titles represent the human spirit of challenge and determination to cross boundaries in the pursuit of knowledge and understanding.  In this context we hope our four house titles will stand as an inspiration to students to strive for success in all aspects of college life.

Between now and the end of term tutor groups will be allocated to a House and our Games Day on 11th July 2014 will have the additional excitement of competition for a House Cup. The autumn term will see further work to develop the House system including the design of house emblems, agreement of colours, the identification of House Captains and other student leaders within the system and the planning for House assemblies and further events.  An exciting time lies ahead!