History of Hever Castle:
Hever Castle was the girlhood home of Anne Boleyn (1507-1536), second queen of King Henry VIII and mother of Queen Elizabeth I. A late 13th century moated castle with portcullis and central courtyard, it stands in beautiful grounds containing Italianate gardens, a lake and a famous maze. The collection of classical statues on the terraces was acquired by William Waldorf Astor, former American minister to Italy who purchased Hever in 1903 and restored much of the castle to its former Tudor glory.
House Colour: Purple
Purple is often associated with royalty, nobility, luxury, power, and ambition. It also represents meanings of creativity, devotion, pride, independence.
Your Hever House Team for 2017-2018:
|Senior House Leader||Miss F Kellett|
|House Captain||Abigail Davis|
|Deputy House Captain||Freya Steward|
|Deputy House Captain||Paige Whitcombe|
Our Charity Last Year:
The charity we supported last year is Save the Children. This organisation fights for the rights of children to help them have a brighter future. Alongside many other great things they are doing to save children, they are currently helping to beat Ebola which is a big issue right now.
Hever have a track record of winning the annual house award, this has been from our achievement from various events.
For example, in charity week we raised money for our elected charity organisation, other events include sports day and house points. We hope to continue in this success this year by winning inter house competitions.
House Mascot: Bear
The bear can be seen as a figure of strength and confidence.
Year 7 House visit:
We loved the house, grounds and garden; they were truly amazing. The castle was exciting, the gardens were pretty and we enjoyed running through the tower maze. For some of us we remember being in the water maze and jets of water kept squirting up at us. We all really liked exploring the gardens and seeing the different hedges cut into a range of animals and shapes. We enjoyed going into the castle and learning about who lived there, looking at the many rooms and seeing the different torture instruments which were horrifying. Hever Castle had several fun and exciting activities and was an incredible experience which made us all become closer friends. It was exciting because we met Alan Titchmarsh who was there filming for a new antiques show. 7H enjoyed exploring the castle and the rooms and were able to imagine they were Anne Boleyn. Hever Castle was both an educational trip and an entertaining one learning about the Tudor period as well as time to have fun and develop and make new friendships.