We asked our pupils to think about 'House Heroes' who could we name out houses after. We were looking for people:
- From London
- Who had achieved amazing things in their careers
- Who had succeeded in different areas (e.g. sports, art, writing)
- Who demonstrated all of our DREAMS qualities.
Here are the people they chose! To find out more about the lives and achievements of our House Heroes follow the links at the bottom of this page.
David Attenborough has been working in television for over 70 years! He presents nature programmes and documentaries.
He is a campaigner in the fight against climate change and spends a lot of his time educating people about how we can look after our planet and protect the animals and plants that live there.
He does a lot of work supporting charities, especially for those that support environmental causes.
Sonia Boyce was born in Islington in 1962 and was passionate about art from a young age. She studied fine art at university before becoming an artist.
Her work has become much celebrated including her use of chalk, pastel & photography. She is a Professor of Black Art and Design at University of the Arts London.
She was selected to represent Britain at the Venice Biennale 2022, a top art competition. She was the first black woman to be chosen to do so. She won the Venice Biennale's top Golden Lion prize with her work ‘Feeling Her Way’.
Julia Donaldson is a much celebrated and world famous children’s author. She has sold millions of books all around the world and her books have been translated into over 40 languages.
Some of her most famous books include the Gruffalo, Stick Man & The Snail and the Whale but she she has written over 200 books!
She works with many charities and is passionate about giving children opportunities to read.
Mo Farah is a long distance runner and one of the greatest athletes of all time.
He was born in Somalia and came Britain aged 9. When he started school, he couldn’t read or write, or speak any English, but this did not stop him achieving success. His talent for athletics was spotted and he began competing as a runner.
Between 2011 and 2017 he won 10 major finals in a row (4 Olympic Golds and 6 World Championship Golds) in the 5,000m and the 10,000m. No one else in history has achieved this.