Hever

Hever 2018

 

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 Mr T Smart
House Captain Vianney 12A
Deputy House Captain Robert 12A
Deputy House Captain Abigail 12C

House motto - To win the game, you have to play the game

Our Charity Last Year:

Our charities last year were Demelza, Mind and Cancer Research.

We decided to split up the money we raised in proportion of the percentage of the vote that each charity got when Hever was deciding on the charities to raise money for. The highest proportion of the money we raised went to Cancer Research, a research and awareness charity which is committed to funding cancer research of the highest international calibre.

Overall Hever Raised a staggering £684

Last year’s top forms were -  9H, who raised an excellent £230, 10H who raised £135 and Hever sixth form who worked hard to raise £120.  

House Successes:

ShieldHever have a track record of winning the annual House Shield; this is all due to the amazing effort that all of Hever constantly put into all the House competitions, charity days and collecting House points. 

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For instance last year (2016-2017), Hever earned a total of 11187 House points, the most out of all houses, which shows the hard work and dedication of everyone in Hever.  We hope to continue in this success this year by winning the house shield once again.

House Mascot: Bear

Hever Bear

The bear can be seen as a figure of strength and confidence.

Year 7 House Visit

When we first arrived inside the castle grounds we noticed the grounds were so beautiful. We then settled to eat our lunch, only to see that some ducks sneakily stole some of our food!

Then we split up into three groups. My group went to the gift shop first, they sold stationery,

Home décor, sweets, dressing up outfits, hand puppets etc.… there was something for everyone.

In the distance we could see the magnificent Hever castle. As we got closer we could see it was surrounded by a moat and so we had to walk along bridge to the entrance of the castle. We then went inside the courtyard to get our first viewing which was the stunning living room. We continued to walk around the different areas and into the dining room. We actually saw Anne Boleyn’s original bedroom which was very exciting.

There were two mazes, one being a water maze where some of us dared to run through.  Lastly, we had a quick visit to the park before we came home. We learnt the history of our house and had great fun.     

 

Lilia  7H

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