Leeds

History of Leeds Castle:

Leeds Castle Stands on two islands in a lake, formed by the River Len and is sometimes described as ‘the loveliest castle in the world’.  Constructed in the twelfth century to be an impregnable stronghold, it became known as ‘Lady’s castle’.  Its royal residents included Eleanor and Margaret, the wives of Edward I, Philippa of Halnault, wife of Edward III, Catherine de Valois, Henry V’s wife, Catherine of Aragon, first wife of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, who was imprisoned here for a time before her coronation.

House Colour : Green

Green, the colour of life, renewal, nature, and energy, is associated with meanings of growth, harmony, freshness, safety, fertility, and environment.

Leeds house

Your Leeds House Team for 2019-2020:

Senior House Leader Miss H Statton
House Captain Grace 12D
Deputy House Captain Chloe 12D
Deputy House Captain Thalia 12D

House motto - Leeds - Lead by example; Leeds - we are all leaders; Leeds - born to lead

 

Our Charity Last Year:

Leeds Charity

Charity day 2017

This year the charity we raised money for was 'Make A Wish'. This charity provides incredibly ill children with the opportunity to do something they have always dreamt of. The first thing they say on their website is 'We exist for one reason - to grant magical wishes to enrich the lives of children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions.' 

This is an amazing cause and this year, the girls did an amazing job to raise money to help.
7L had a fantastic idea to show off their abilities by having a talent show. Each and every student did an amazing job and it was so lovely to show off the talent we have in Leeds while raising money for a good cause! 8L had the fantastic idea to 'sponge teachers and sixth formers'. This event had a spectacular turn out and I have never seen so many people crowded around in the playground. Special thanks to Mr Barton, Jaz and Burak for getting stuck in and for the girls for their great organisation and enthusiasm. 9L put on a football match in the sports hall that anyone could join in for or come and watch. Loads of students got involved and it was lovely to bring out the healthy competition and team work skills that the students in the school have. 10L did extremely well in their bake sale. We had so many lovely treats which were both shop bought and home made. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and overall it was a fantastic day for the whole of Leeds!
 

I am so proud to see how all students come together and recognise how valuable and important these charity days are. The enthusiasm of Leeds and the generosity of the whole school is truly overwhelming and we could not have done a better job. Leeds raised £460 this year! A huge well done to everyone who contributed, you have definitely made a difference to a child's life. Thank you all so much!

Shannon - 13D

House Mascot: Our mascot is the one eyed monster Mike Wazowski 

Mike has a very outgoing personality - just like the members of Leeds House!

Year 7 House Visit

I really enjoyed our trip to Leeds Castle.  When we first arrived, we all sat on the grass to enjoyed our lunches and had quality time together as a form group.

We then began our visit, we walked through the woods on our way towards the castle. We saw many different animals on our way through.

Once we finally arrived at the castle, we were split into three different groups each with a different teacher.  We waited in turns for everyone to enter the castle. Once it was my groups turn we went and saw the fantastic sights.

We went into different rooms which had previously been owned by historic royalty. All the rooms were decorated in different ways. Some had flowers, some were filled with fancy houseware.

Once we had completed the tour, we took a form group photo right outside our form house, Leeds Castle. We walked back to the entrance so we could catch the coach back to school but, we had time to spare so we went to the gift shop.

Jafinatu 7L

On Thursday the 20th  of September, 7L visited the Leeds castle which is from the 13th century.

We had lunch on a meadow just before reaching the castle, and then started our memorable walk alongside the lake through the woods which led us to Leeds Castle. By the lake we saw lots of ducks and swans.

 As we entered the castle we saw so many rooms and pictures of the historic people who used to live there. My favourite room was the Queen’s room which had been beautifully decorated with colourful sheets and had a good view of the river outside.  We had our last look of the Leeds castle and took a picture in front of the castle. We then went to the gift shop and bought souvenirs to take home to show our parents.

It was our first ever form trip, and we all definitely enjoyed a lot.  

Eunice 7L

Leeds pic

Leeds group pic