Head of House: Mr S Wareham
Assistant Head of House: Mr T Paley
Behaviour & Attendance Manager: Mrs J Poole
Wilberforce House 2014-2015
Here are the form tutors in Wilberforce House for this school year:
7WG: Mr Hunt
7WH: Miss Moran
8WG: Mr Hughes
8WH: Miss Day
9WG: Miss Maycock
9WH: Mrs Johnson
10WG: Mrs Fortune
10WH: Miss Campbell & Mr Murgatroyd
11WG: Miss Walker
11WH: Mrs Speck
Other colleagues supporting form tutors in Wilberforce House are:
Wilberforce House Student of the Week
Each week the Wilberforce House form tutors nominate a Wilberforce House Student of the Week. This is a student which has demonstrated the Wilberforce House core values of Honesty, Respect and Kindness during the previous week or has done something above and beyond what has been expected. A certificate is presented to the student in assembly by the Head of House.
House Champions 2012 and Runners-Up 2013
Wilberforce House were the winners of the House Shield for 2011-2012 and the runners-up for 2012-2013. Congratulations to all of the students in Wilberforce House for all their hard work over the last two years making our House such a huge success! Well done!
Wilberforce House Champions 2012 Mrs Poole, Mr Wareham & Miss Palin
Year 7 and the Big 8
Wilberforce House Year 7 students worked together on their first day at Huntington School during the Big 8 day to produce two amazing friezes showing William Wilberforce demonstrating the Big 8 skills. At the end of the day, the judges decided that the Wilberforce friezes were the best out of all four houses. Well done to our new Year 7 students on a brilliant first day at Huntington School!
Wilberforce House have linked with the local charity the Wilberforce Trust which is based here in Huntington. It looks after the partially-sighted within the community.
Wilberforce House students have been designing the Christmas Cards for the Wilberforce Trust. These designs will be sold in school and across the city to raise money for the Wilberforce Trust. Congratulations to Kate Dodwell, Caitlin Hamilton and Marci Curcher whose designs are now on sale from the school reception - 10 cards and envelopes for £3. All proceeds from the sale on these cards go to the Wilberforce Trust.
In January 2014, 10 students from 7WH visited the Headquarters of the Wilberforce Trust to take part in an activity morning. Full details about their visit can be found here at the Wilberforce Trust website:
Attendance in Wilberforce House
The House pastoral team are having a big drive towards making attendance as good as possible; and in the spirit of this, each week the form in the House with the highest level of attendance receives a certificate for its achievement!
William Wilberforce was a British Philanthropist, Politician, and most notably one of the leading voices in the early-mid 19th century speaking out against the slave trade. Born in Kingston upon Hull in 1759, he went on to become the independent MP for Yorkshire, his main achievement during this time being the leadership of the successful campaign to pass the Slave Trade Act 1807. The total campaign leading up to this moment took 26 years.
Wilberforce was not just kind-hearted towards the slave cause; he worked hard during his career as an activist in the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and was a member of the executive board of the Church Mission Society.
Moving back to focus his attention on the slave trade, which despite his previous success was still prominent, William campaigned for the complete abolition of slavery, leading to the passage of the Slavery Abolition Act 1833. Just three days after hearing that this bill had been passed through Parliament, Wilberforce passed away due to ill health. He is buried in Westminster Abbey.
Wilberforce House Quiz
The 10 forms compete in a weekly quiz on Friday mornings, designed by the Year 11 Student Leaders.