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Pankhurst House

House Leader Miss Heath with Ambika
(Head of House 2019-2020)

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 ELHAP - is a magical adventure playground based in Woodford Bridge for disabled and disadvantaged children and young people. At ELHAP, children and young people can reclaim their right to the vital experiences that are so important to us all-from playing in the mud and building dens with friends, to exploring London and planning their future. We look forward to our fundraiser to promote this excellent charity in the Spring term.

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)

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.