Behaviour and Belonging
Our School Houses
We have four School Houses here at Fulbourn, and every child and member of staff belongs to one of them. Our Houses were renamed last year, after a whole school referendum to decide whether they should be updated! The Curriculum Committee collected ideas from the school community - and then voted on these four explorers to name our Houses:
Aston - named for Felicity Aston, a British polar explorer, author, speaker and student research scientist. In 2012 she became the first woman to ski alone across Antarctica. It was a journey of 1744km that took 59 days to complete and which gave her a place in the book of Guinness World Records. Felicity lives in Iceland when not exploring!
Baret - named for Jeanne Baret, a French adventurer who lived from 1740-1807. Baret is recognized as the first woman to have completed a voyage of circumnavigation of the globe, which she completed on ships. She was a talented and ambitious young woman who escaped a life of rural poverty and, disguised as a man, set out on a risky journey of botanical discovery.
Henson - named for Matthew Henson, an African American explorer who went on seven voyages to the Arctic over a period of nearly 23 years. He is best known for his participation in the 1908–1909 expedition that claimed to have reached the geographic North Pole on April 6, 1909. Henson said he was the first of their party to reach the North Pole, but this was not acknowledged at the time.
Darwin - named for Charles Darwin (1809-1882), the naturalist, biologist, geologist and explorer who travelled on an expedition aboard The Beagle for 5 years. He famously explored the Galapagos Islands where he learnt about how animals had adapted differently to individual islands, and published his theory of evolution in 1859.