In the 2019-20 academic year we asked all of the children at Grove Road to suggest who they would like our school houses to be named after. We asked for the most inspiring role models, people that show our school’s PRIDE values on an international scale. From there, four new house names were chosen and each child has been allocated a house team. Sunshine points can be earned around school for making positive choices and showing our PRIDE values, culminating in half-termly house parties for the houses with the most. Children will also have opportunities to work within their house teams at events like sports day to support them with building relationships with a wider range of children from across school.





Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate. She is known for human rights advocacy, especially the education of women and children in her native Swat Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, northwest Pakistan, where the local Pakistani Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school. Her advocacy has grown into an international movement, and according to former Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, she has become "the most prominent citizen" of the country.

Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg is a Swedish environmental activist who has gained international recognition for promoting the view that humanity is facing an existential crisis arising from climate change. Thunberg is known for her youth and her straightforward speaking manner, both in public and to political leaders and assemblies, in which she criticises world leaders for their failure to take sufficient action to address the climate crisis.

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is an American attorney and author who was the first lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. She is married to the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama. She is the first African-American first lady. As first lady, Obama served as a role model for women and worked as an advocate for poverty awareness, education, nutrition, physical activity, and healthy eating. She supported American designers and was considered a fashion icon.

Cynthia Lynn Breazeal is a Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she is the head of the Personal Robots group (formerly the Robotic Life Group) at the MIT Media Lab, and the associate director of strategic initiatives for The Bridge, part of the MIT Quest for Intelligence. She also served as co-director of the Centre for Future Storytelling at the Media Lab. She is best known for her work in robotics, where she is recognized as a pioneer of social robotics and human–robot interaction.


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