Head of House: Mr S Teasdale
What's happening in Johnson House?
Johnson House has had a successful year in inter-house competitions so far. On Pancake Day, we finished as champions in the annual inter-house pancake rally. In March, Mr. Crabtree was the individual winner in ‘I’m a Teacher Get me out of here’. Furthermore, Holly Blackburn (9JF) was runner-up in the Olympic Medal design competition, winning 150 house points. Johnson House produced 102 entries.
Yorkshire Air Ambulance
In December 2011, Johnson House Council nominated Yorkshire Air Ambulance as our chosen ‘House Charity’. The Council chose this great local charity because of Johnson House’s link to aviation. In January, David Hebden of YAA was a guest speaker at our assembly. Johnson House Council held an Easter Cake Sale which helped raise a staggering £101.37 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance, thanks to all those who helped make the event a great success.
In March, the Johnson House Council adopted Australia, destination of Amy’s record-breaking solo flight, as our ‘Olympic Country’. On Sports Day 2012 we dressed in gold and green, cheering our athletes home to our new House anthem ‘Waltzing Matilda’!
Who is Amy Johnson?
Amy Johnson was a famous British aviator, born in Hull in 1903. She is most well known as the first woman to fly solo from London to Australia, a feat she accomplished in 19 days in 1930. Following this, she went on to set several other aviation based records.
Amy Johnson then went on to join the Air Transport Auxilliary during the Second World War, where she flew for several years, tragically drowning in the Thames Estuary following a crash in terrible weather conditions in January 1941.
Honouring Amy Johnson for her achievements, several streets have been named after her including Amy Johnson Way on the Clifton Moor.
The Amy Johnson Mystery!
The turn of events described in the short biography of Amy on this page is subject to some level of dispute... It is thought by some theorists that a passenger was seen in the her plane on the day of the crash; a male who she was supposed to be secretly ferrying to another part of the country.
The British Government keep files on the Johnson flight in close secrecy, but there are books and accounts in existence that could help to solve the mystery. Research is underway in Johnson House to try and discover the truth!!
Johnson House Flyers
In keeping with the aviation theme of Johnson House, the House Captain has introduced the Johnson House Flyers idea. Here, all members of the House are invited to hand in pictures of themselves next to planes, in planes, sitting in cockpits, or wearing pilot gear, all to be shown on the house notice board in memory and celebration of the achievements of Amy Johnson!
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