Pankhurst House

Mrs Britton and Y6 head of house

House Leader Mrs Britton with Zakariya
(Head of House 2017-2018)

House colour: Orange

 

The houses at Avon House are named after famous people with a local connection. Emmeline Pankhurst’s daughter Sylvia lived in Woodford for many years.
Each year Pankhurst runs a charity event in school. Our chosen charity this year is School in a Bag.  We held a stationery sale after school which raised a fantastic £463.00 for the charity.

In previous years we have supported the National Deaf Children’s Society for whom we held a sponsored walk at the Woodford Wells Cricket Club and raised £662, the Docklands Sailing & Watersports Centre Trust and Children in Need.

 

Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928)

Pankhurst

Emmeline Goulden was born in Manchester on 14th July, 1858.  She grew up in a family that was socially and politically active; her father Robert Goulden campaigned against slavery and her mother Sophia was an ardent feminist who took Emmeline along to women’s suffrage meetings at an early age.  The women’s suffrage movement campaigned for the right for women to vote in elections.