|The Thomas Cowley High School Houses|
Bass House is the Wonderful World of Work
What is the Wonderful World of Work?
The main aim of introducing the World of Work into Bass house students is to prepare them for the future. It will help develop students with the following:
Develop personal and social skills and qualities by enabling them to work with adults.
Develop Key Skills. Communication, Information Technology, Improving own learning and Performance, Working with others and Problem Solving.
Learn about some of the demands, responsibilities and routines of working life.
Apply some of the skills they have been learning in school to the workplace.
Be Motivated to learn and Achieve.
George Bass-the Man
Bass house is named after George Bass. George Bass was born on 30th January 1771 and lived in Aswarby. George Bass attended Boston Grammar School and later trained in medicine in Boston Hospital. When he was 18, he went to London and became a member of the Company of Surgeons and in 1794; he was accepted into the Royal Navy as a Surgeon.
He arrived in Sydney, New South Wales on the 7th September 1795, on the HMS Reliance alongside Matthew Flinders and his cat Trim.
Bass and Flinders identified a stretch of water between Australia and Tasmania and named it the ‘Bass Strait’
Bass House Charities
Bass House supports 2 charities.
CLIC Sargent provides help and support to families with children and young people who have cancer by creating fundraising events such as half marathons, fun runs and charity shop volunteers. Bass house have donated a considerable amount of money so far, and we are striving to donate even more in the future, as we believe that this is a very worthwhile cause.
Everyday a child or young person gets diagnosed with cancer. It’s not just them that need help; it’s the families, too.
Fairtrade is an organisation that helps the people who provide our fruit; coffee, chocolate etc. get a fair amount of money for providing us with it. By supporting fairtrade, we can help those people get the money they deserve
Cowley House is the Global Awareness House
What does Global Awareness mean?
It means taking an interest in and caring for the world around you.
It means being kind, understanding, tolerant and respectful of the people you share the world with.
Technology allows us virtually instant access to parts of the world that in the past would have taken hours, days and even months to reach.
Aeroplanes now mean that the other side of the Earth is only 24hrs away.
Skype, Facetime and emails allow people to work and communicate with people on other continents all the time.
We now live in a truly ‘Global Village’.
Thomas Cowley the Man
Cowley House is named after the school’s founder, Thomas Cowley. He was born in 1625 and became a wealthy land owner in Donington. Thomas Cowley generously gave the benefit of his wealth to charity and in 1719 he established a school in the village with the wish that the school provided an education for ‘twenty poor children to be taught to read English and write’. Thomas Cowley died in Donington in 1721.
For many years the school was a Grammar School, but in 1949 it became a Secondary Modern School. In 1995 the status was again changed to provide for students of all abilities, which it continues to do so to this day, as an academy.
Cowley House Charities
Cowley House supports two charities which have a global reach. These are Shelter Box and War Child.
ShelterBox provides emergency shelter and vital supplies to support communities around the world overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis.
If there are families in need of emergency shelter, ShelterBox does everything it can to help them rebuild their lives.
War Child provides life-changing support to the most vulnerable children in the world whose families, communities and schools have been torn apart by war
Matthew Flinders was born in Donington on the 16th March 1774. He went to school at Thomas Cowley High School which was called Donington Grammar School then. He joined the Royal Navy at the age of 15 years. He became a RN Captain and a distinguished navigator.
Mathew Flinders made many voyages, exploring the world. He is most famous for the 3 voyages he made to the Southern Oceans. During which he mapped the coast of Australia and in the third voyage he circumnavigated Australia and proved it was an island. His work called A Voyage to Terra Australia was published on 18th July 1814
Flinders House is the Creative house.
This means thinking of ways to solve problems. Pupils are encouraged to be creative about their learning in all their subjects, not just Technology and the Arts.
Being creative has helped to build this country:
· There are many famous people who work in the field of science, mathematics and technology, whose discoveries and inventions we rely on today: George Stevenson, James Watt, Michael Faraday, Joseph Swan, Isambard Kingdom Brunell, Isaac Newton, Barnes Wallis, Robert Watson-Watt, Clive Sinclair, James Dyson, Trevor Baylis and Charles Babbage.
· British designers are famous around the world: Vivienne Westwood, Mary Quant, Stella McCartney, Matthew Williamson, Alec Issigonis, William Morris, Jasper Conran, Betty Mac Donald, and Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
· Not forgetting all the great musicians, actors, film directors, cartoonists, artists, dancers, choreographers and film and music producers born in the UK.
I want pupils to use their imagination and creativity to extend themselves, enhance their learning and improve the school environment. I would like to encourage them to take part fully in the community that is their school and make a positive contribution to all the extra activities that are available to them.
The Flinders House charity is Diabetes UK
Diabetes affect a growing number of children and adults, everyone probably knows someone who is living with diabetes. There is currently no cure for either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Diabetes UK has a number of campaigns to support young people with diabetes and research projects to try to find a cure. Diabetes UK:
UKs leading diabetes charity.
Supports people with diabetes.
Provides information, support and help to healthcare professionals.
Invests in research into a cure.
Make the Grade campaign to improve support in school for young people with diabetes.
Click on the link below to go to their website, for information about them and their projects.
We will be raising money to support Diabetes UK. Diabetes Awareness Week is in June.
The Healthy Lifestyles House
Why healthy lifestyles house?
Creatingand maintaining a healthy lifestyleis very important. Developing healthy habitswhile you're young will ensure that they continue when you're older. The key is to make these healthy lifestyle habits part of your everyday life. In Swift House we aim to promote the following healthy habits:
Your body requires a well-balanced diet every day in order to maintain the adequate amounts of vitamins, nutrients and minerals needed to maintain a healthy body.
An Active lifestyle
Physical fitnesskeeps your weight in check, helps you sleep better at night, prevents heart attacks and strokes and other health problems, and generally prolongs your life. Basically there are so many benefits of exercising that you really can’t live a full life without it. If you have up until now, then now is the time to incorporate it into your life.
Emotional stress plays an important role in many illnesses, both directly and indirectly. People are also more likely to smoke, overeat, drink too much, work too hard, argue with others and so on, when they are feeling stressed. Thus, stress management is a core element in a healthy lifestyle.
Dame Sarah Swift
She was born on the Blossom Hall Estate at Kirton Skeldyke in Holland, Lincolnshire, the daughter of a tenant farmer. Attended the Thomas Cowley High. Matron of Guy's Hospital (1901–09), then retired, but in the First World War she returned to this position for the British Red Cross Society and the Order of St John of Jerusalem in England.
Royal College of Nursing
With help from the Hon. Arthur Stanley (Chairman of the War Committee) she set up the College of Nursing. A letter was sent out to all the training hospitals outlining the idea pointing out that although there was disagreement on issues relating to registration there was a need to coordinated nursing and all trained nurses should unite in one democratic
organisation with the power in the hands of the membership. By 1918 there were 13,000 Members. The College of Nursing later became the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).
In 1919 she was made Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE) for her services to nursing.
In Swift House we have chosen to support two charities that tie in with our philosophy of leading a healthy lifestyle.
The Jamie Oliver Food Foundation.
Our mission is to shape the health and wellbeing of current and future generations and contribute to a healthier world, by providing better access to food education for everyone.
The Jamie Oliver Food Foundation was founded in 2002. We run three core food education programmes, in schools, communities and with young people across the UK.
We work in schools, where our Kitchen Garden Projectresources educate primary school children about the joys of growing and cooking from scratch; in communities, where our Ministry of Foodprogramme inspires people of all ages to get in the kitchen and give cooking a go; and with disengaged young people, where our Fifteen Apprentice Programmeprovides inspiration and support to those pursuing a career in the food industry.
The Movember Foundation is a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives. Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising £402 million and funding over 1,000 programmes focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.