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Names of "houses" in Sheffield schools

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Just wondered if schools still split the pupils into groups or "houses"?

My junior school -Pomona Street County -named its four houses after local rivers -Loxley,Rivelin,Meersbrook and Porter.

Oddly enough they didn't adopt the Sheaf or Don which are both

more impressive than the piddling Porter and Meersbrook.

Pupils were awarded house-points for sporting or academic

achievements - and occasionally for outstanding bravery.

I recall one filthy winters day Mick Newsome -a tough 9- year old backstreet kid being awarded 100 housepoints for retrieving

a caseball from the fast-flowing river which ran alongside the

school playing field.The teacher had fortunately fastened a length

of rope around the plucky youngster -otherwise I think the

wide-eyed watching schoolkids could see him carried along in the the torrents that disappeared into the tunnels at Moorfoot.

Mercifully he emerged to rasping cheers carrying the ball in one hand and holding onto his sodden underpants with the other.

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My school in the 70's had Norfolk, Graves, Firth and Weston

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Don't think they do it now.

 

My high School back in bonny Barnsley had just got rid of the house sytem as I started there.

The house boards were still up in the 'house rooms' which were turned into dining rooms and extra classrooms.

 

The only one I can remember is York house and they all wore yellow ties.

 

Moon Maiden

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Just remembered that my secondary school -High Storrs -in the Fifties had four houses named after Early Britons -Saxons,Picts,

Jutes and er I think Normans.

Anyone else recall their house names?

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I was at High Storrs too, the 4 house names where taken from the head of the house surname back in the 80s.

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we had Chantey, Nightingale, tudor (?) and another i cant remember :P

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There were no houses when Iwas at school.

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House system we had at Earl Marshall as was before the rebuild were Elliot, Chantrey, Firth, Bolsover. All godd local names

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i went to ecclesfield comp and we had diamond, emerald, opal, topaz and sapphire i think.....correct me if im wrong!!!!

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I was at Herries School in the seventies and we had Windscale, Caulder, Dounray and Jodrell. They had colours too, red, yellow ,blue and green respectively. Each year just before the summer holidays we would hold a sports day where the houses competed against each other.

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I went to Hinde House and they had Sorby (yellow) Chantry (green) brierley (red i think) and Hunter (blue).

I was in Sorby

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i went to City School, Stradbroke we had "houses" of Tudor, Lancaster, York cant remember the other one!!

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