A House System is a competition based enrichment programme that gives you the opportunity to get involved in fun extra curricular and charity based activities.
Each Inter-House activity participated in (with the exception of Charity events) will be awarded the same number of house points:
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Each house will have it's own dedicated micro-site on the school website. These micro-sites will be run by the students of each house.
Students can run this section however they would like. They might use it for such things as promoting events, drumming up support for causes and issues and starting debates.
Watch this space....
At the end of June all House Points will be counted up and the winning House will be awarded the House Cup.
Members of the winning House will also become eligible for a trip that will take place at the end of the summer term.
Form Representatives from all Houses will also be offered this trip as a reward.
The house names are based on Local Heros from the DLI.
From the DLI association website: The Victoria Cross was instituted during the Crimean War by Royal Warrant on 29th January 1856 to honour extreme acts of valour carried out in the face of the enemy. All persons considered for the award were to be on a perfectly even footing "neither rank, nor long service, nor wounds, nor any other circumstance or condition whatsoever, save the merit of conspicuous bravery . . ."The first investiture was held in Hyde Park on 26th June 1857. Queen Victoria decorating sixty-two men.Over the years 11 men of the Durham Light Infantry have been awarded the Highest Honour of the British Armed Forces, details of these men are shown below.
Click on the links to the house pages to find out more about each local hero.