House Leader Ms Steel with Simreth
(Head of House 2019-2020)
House colour: Purple
The houses at Avon House are named after famous people with a local connection. Sir Winston Churchill, politician, artist, historian and writer, was MP for Woodford for 40 years.
Each year Churchill runs a charity event in school. Our chosen charity this year is "Carefree Kids". A mental health charity for children based in Waltham Forest who specialise in providing therapeutic play sessions for children at home and in school.
'My name is Simreth Grewal and I am the new House Captain!
I have been at Avon House School since F1 and have truly enjoyed my time here, as it is now coming to an end. I enjoy sports especially netball and I am the current team Captain. I also learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) which is a Self Defence Martial Art, I have been training BJJ for 3 years now and have represented my club in several competitions.
This year, Churchill are raising money for a charity called “Nishkam” S.W.A.T (“Selfless”- Sikh Welfare & Awareness Team). This charity was established over 10 years ago, now providing nearly 3000 meals each week to the less fortunate and needy across the UK, including locally in Stratford and Ilford. They also provide personal hygiene packs including: tooth paste, tooth brushes, mouth, hand & body wash, blankets, thermals and deodorant. Churchill would be fundraising and collecting these hygiene supplies.
Last year, Churchill won many inter-house competitions including sports day (with a significant margin) and inter-house netball too. This year, we intend to keep up the great accomplishments and win a few more competitions such as: inter-house music, overall house points and further sports competitions.
I am really looking forward to working with Ms Steel (the Head of House) and achieve our targets for 2019-2020.'
Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
Winston Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire on 30th November, 1874. His parents were Lord Randolph Churchill, a Conservative politician, and Lady Jennie Churchill, the daughter of a New York businessman. Churchill was educated first by a governess, then at prep school and Harrow. He did not do well at school and was considered lazy, although he did enjoy history and literature. After Harrow he went to the Royal Military College at Sandhurst and joined the British army, seeing action on the Indian north-west frontier and in the Sudan.