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What exactly do you want to stop? Schools having 'House Names' ( when clearly they are not boarding schools therefore dont have 'houses'). Or Diversity being brought into the naming of houses?
These schools are becoming ridiculous.I would have a lot more respect for Marcus Rashford if he had put some of his own money into the project for feeding under priveleged children.
///A school has cancelled Winston Churchill and JK Rowling as pupil house names for not being diverse enough ///

How can one be "diverse".

You are what you are are. I note that both those mentioned are white. There's not much they can do about that. Sir Winston Churchill has been dead for 56 years and there's little to be done about his attributes or views. J K Rowling has views on transgender issues with which many agree. Presumably to be seen as "diverse" she has to change those opinions.

It's a complete joke and those propounding such actions are likely to be ridiculed.
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APG //What exactly do you want to stop?/
The villifying of our historical figures for the sake of PC.
Jk Rowling is NOT a historical figure lol!
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But Churchill is. Stop looking for an argument.
Danny: I am not looking for an argument as you can hardly argue that Rowling IS an historical figure .

Maybe the Head Teacher just wanted to make the house names more relevant to primary school children in 2021?....But the ' Daily Mail Gammons' have to have their daily outrage so fill yer boots as they say.
//Schools having 'House Names' ( when clearly they are not boarding schools therefore dont have 'houses').//

You misunderstand, Auntie. "Houses" do not refer to buildings.

It is quite true that the term originated in boarding schools where the pupils were accommodated in "boarding houses". However it became apparent that the "house" philosophy enabled the school to perform the functions with which they were charged when "in loco parentis". It is easier to administer care to a smaller group. This practice extended first to public, non-boarding schools and later to state schools.

I went to an excellent (non-boarding) school which operated a house system and I can tell you it benefitted all the pupils greatly.
APG ///Maybe the Head Teacher just wanted to make the house names more relevant to primary school children in 2021?///
How is Mary Seacole more relevant?
I doubt children of today have ever heard of her.
Perlease!
NJ , a wasted copy/paste exercise. I've been in private education all my school life, a huge part in boarding schools in the UK so I think you are preaching to the choir.
APG I didn't know that, it's not a programme I've ever watched.
When I was at school we had house names after historical nurses but I can only remember Nightingale and Cavell.
Will put my thinking cap on.
Mary Seacole has been included in the National Curriculum since 2007.
Barsel some of our house names had dodgy links to the slave trade. I would hope things have changed.
my 9YO has just completed a school project about mary seacole - she has definitely heard about her
My school 40 years ago had house names and I never saw the point of them.
It just meant I could name 4 English poets, though we never read any of them.
// Schools having 'House Names' ( when clearly they are not boarding schools therefore dont have 'houses'). //

Bizarre! Even Hogwarts has 'houses'!
Neither is Marcus Rashford.
That ^^^was to APG @11:23...i hadn't refreshed my page and didn't see all the other replies.
Must wake up!

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