STORY HOUSE - House Colour White
Head of House – Mrs Shona Charge
Year 7 - Miss L Steady
Year 8 - Mrs S Callaghan
Year 9 - Mr N Marshall
Year 10 - Mrs C Duke
Year 11 - Mr M Bennett
Year 12 & 13 - Mr S Collins/Miss H Gray
MAKE YOUR STORY WORTH REMEMBERING
In 1971, our house was made when the school grew from six forms of entry to eight! Story House is named after Bishop Story, 1477-1503, who build the Chichester Market Cross and founded Prebendal School. Our house is loving and caring, we’re like one big family!
The pupils’ time in Story House will stay with them, through overcoming obstacles of day to day life, making friends, celebrating, working together and having experiences they will never forget. We have tutors who are past pupils, who felt such a part of Story House during their time at Bishop Luffa that there was no other house that they could come back to – because Story House made their story worth remembering.
Our House charity is Dementia UK who provide specialist dementia support to families through their Admiral Nurse service. When things get challenging or difficult, their nurses work alongside people with dementia and their families: giving them the one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions they need, and that can be hard to find elsewhere.
To raise money for our charity, we have many events through the year such as the Acholi Bead Sale, cake sales, Popsicle and ice cream sales.
Story House 2018-19
7Story burst on to the scene at the start of September and have been keeping Mrs Callaghan on her toes ever since. They have enthusiastically been involved in the many activities and events open to them. Needless to say, a memorable time was had on the Isle of Wight residential where friendships already forming were strengthened and new ones made, all without an apparent need for sleep. The tutor group have represented themselves and the House admirably in all Interhouse sporting event, the highlight being the girls reaching the dance finals. However, the achievements are not restricted to House events. Within school, many are representing school teams, not solely sporting, but also the literature quiz team amongst others. Individual achievements also demonstrate both the talent and breadth of interest of this group. James Bell has raised approximately £2,000 for the cancer charity Bloodwise, Aiden Alexander has become a leader in his Scout group, Aaron Butters and Owen Jones have demonstrated their musical prowess through achieving excellent passes in their exams and Isla Pleasance successfully auditioned for the English Youth Ballet. It has been a long academic year for 7 Story in which they have all successfully begun their Luffa and Story journey. It is obvious that they will return after their summer break, not only keen to continue their own journey, but to help and support the new intake remembering both the challenges and triumphs that are to be relished.
8Story have contributed in the life of the school in their various ways over the year. Many students of have been selected to represent the school in all forms of sporting events with great success. We have talented singers who have sung in the choir, with Oli Lancaster given the high pressure job of singing the opening solo at the Christmas carol concert which he did splendidly. Others have supported Fruition and had important roles in the school production. Out of school Nancy Tupper enjoyed the fantastic opportunity to dance with the Moscow City Ballet at the Chichester Festival Theatre. A large proportion of the successful Magistrates mock trial team were from 8Story where they won through to the final at the exciting but scary High Courts of Justice in London. Finally, Eddie Baird showed his creativity by winning on fancy dress day by making himself into a human marker pen.
9 Story have been involved in a number of different school activities this year. A small group of students contribute to worship of the school through helping with the Eucharist through readings and specific tasks whilst a number have joined the worship band (Chloe singing, Oscar – Bass). A number of students have contributed to the sports teams of Bishop Luffa and have been a part of a highly successful Mountbatten competition (Hugo, Ollie, Amy, Hannah). On 21st May, 9Story and 10Story worked together baking and selling cakes to raise money for Dementia UK. Just under £50 was made and the year groups enjoyed working together. Furthermore, Lily Barkes and Xander Bown have attended and partook in School Council meetings. They have enjoyed being part of the conversation around a number of significant areas of the school development. A number of pupils also took part in Magistrates this year.
On 21st May, 9Story and 10Story worked together baking and selling cakes to raise money for Dementia UK. Just under £50 was made and the year groups enjoyed working together. In February, 10Story enjoyed a range of different work environments as part of work experience week. Most reported enjoying the different ways of working and expectations they faced, and described it as a very worthwhile activity. Individually, Lars has been busy fundraising with the Air Cadets, Funmi sang at the Assembly Hall for UK Harvest and raised money for St Wilfrid’s Hospice, Nathan completed a sponsored marathon walk for the Snowdrop charity and many others have been involved in fundraising arts and dance events. Well done to all involved in supporting the wider community!
This last year has been a busy one for 11 Story with another set of mocks, commitments such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award and of course the real GCSE exams, our form time has always been a breathing space to prepare for the day and week ahead. Our Form Tutors have helped the form to organise bake sales, assemblies and Eucharists. The form has certainly stuck together through thick and thin this year with all of us offering support to each other in order to help us get through the more stressful times. Many of our form have been on the Prom Committee and have contributed to the School Council so each member of the form has always had a voice to represent them and put forward the new changes that they'd like to see around the school. With the year now over for Year 11s we had a chance to be together one last time at the prom which some of us have helped to organise. I'm sure the whole form will look back fondly on our times together such as our residential’s, bead sales and the many laughs we've had over the last 5 years.
Year 12 & 13
We said a fond farewell to 13Story at the summer ball, hosted as always, at the Chichester Marina, with the sunset on the harbour providing a perfect, and apt, backdrop to their last Bishop Luffa event. We do hope they keep in touch. Year 12 are a studious bunch. Many are busy attending Open Days so they can choose the right course and University for next year. They are also preparing for their Work Experience, while some are off to Tanzania and we are looking forward to the House Drama this year: Dark Road.
At the end of Term
At the end of term Story House were delighted to be awarded with the House Cup (the first time that this has been awarded) with 5020 House Points - well done to everyone in Story House!!