Housman

Housman

Namesake: Alfred Edward Housman (1859-1936) an English poet who wrote a collection of 63 poems, the most well known being 'A Shropshire Lad'; first published at his own expense after several publishers had turned it down.  

His colleagues and students were surprised by the emotional depth and vulnerability it revealed in an apparently distant and self-contained man.  

At first the book sold slowly, but during the Second Boer War (1899-1902) Housman's nostalgic description of rural life and young men's early deaths struck a chord with English Readers and the book became a bestseller.  His popularity increased during World War 1.

House Officials

Head of House: Mrs Jo Fathers

House Captain: Katie Ackers

Deputy House Captains: Daisy Williams, Sam Proctor, Joe Davies, Will Bridgwater, Ella Lawrence

House Creative Arts: Romy Payne, Leah Daniels

House Sports: Ella Boswell & Henry Gregory

Buddy Mentors: Alex Lench, Kieran Duffy, Alice O Hagan

Peer Mentors: Zack Thorpe & Joe Emery , Gabby Graves

Prom Committee: Ruby Hayward

Year Book Committee: Ruby Hayward

School Recorder: Jack Davies

History Assistant:  Matt Goddard

 

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