Houses

The school is divided into a number of houses and each student is allocated to one house.  Houses may compete with one another at sports and maybe in other ways, thus providing a focus for group loyalty. 

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PERSIANS

  • Ancient Iranian Empire
  • Army led by Xerxes (from 300 if you’ve seen it) who defeated all of the Greek city states
  • Persian fighters were said to be so strong and fearless that armies from all over the world wanted their men to fight for them!!
 
 
ROMANS
 
  • Conquered all of Europe and Northern Africa through their incredible army and navy
  • Revolutionised the way wars were fought- unbeaten for 2 centuries!
  • Brought both language (Latin) and Religion to Europe
  • Responsible for bringing early ideas of civilisation to Europe and Africa
 
 
MACEDONIANS
 
  • Led by Alexander the Great, they conquered all of Greece and spread their Empire all the way to India through defeating the Persians
  • Alexander the Great is famous for NEVER losing a battle!!

 

SPARTANS

  • One of the most famous civilisations of all
  • Known for their fearless armies of well trained warriors
  • Boys were taken from their families at age 7 to train for war. Girls took over the farms
  • Wore red capes so the enemies couldn’t see if they were bleeding
  • If a warrior dropped his shield in battle, he was not allowed to return to Sparta

 

ATHENIANS

  • Best known for inventing Democracy
  • Incredibly strong Navy. The trireme is still an engineering marvel
  • Famous philosophers and thinkers such as Aristotle, Plato, Socrates and Pericles
  • Often thought of as the birthplace of modern thought - an amazingly intelligent civilisation
 

 

 

 

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