House Colour: Sky Blue
Feast Day: June 22nd
Thomas More was born on 7 February 1478 in London, the son of a successful lawyer. As a boy, More spent some time in the household of John Morton, Archbishop of Canterbury. He later studied at Oxford, and qualified as a lawyer, although he did contemplate becoming a monk. He later was made a chancellor to Henry VIII. Whilst serving as Henry’s secretary, speech-writer, chief diplomat, advisor and confidant, More also was a passionate defender of Catholic orthodoxy. He also was a writer, his most famous work being ‘Utopia’, a book that started a whole genre of fiction. When Henry declared himself head of the Church of England, More refused to acknowledge him. More offered to keep quiet about his views but Henry thought he might be an example to others. He was tried for treason at Westminster and on 6 July 1535 was executed on Tower Hill.
More House History:
2017/18 – 3rd Place
2016/17 – 3rd Place
2015/16 – 4th Place
2014/15 – 5th Place
2013/14 – 5th Place
2012/13 – 1st Place
Head of House: Mr Carpenter
“If something is worth doing, it is worth doing well.”
The above quote is something I try to live by and an attitude I think everyone in More House should adopt. Get involved in the house events and give everything you have to give at every opportunity. The more you put in the more you will get out. As an ex Challoner student I can assure you that the memories you make at extra curricular events like these are the ones you will remember for the rest of your life.
Learn from the older students, inspire the younger ones. Try something new. Go outside of your comfort zone. Just make sure you give it 110%.
I am looking forward to getting to know you all this year and working with you to hopefully bring glory back to More House.
House Captain: Rocco Young
Hi there I’m Rocco Young, House Captain for More this year. After going through the house system I would encourage you all to get as involved as possible, even if it means getting out of your comfort zone and trying something new. Those who know me, know I’m not the best singer or actor but that didn’t stop me from taking part in the house drama on multiple occasions, even getting dressed up as a woman, and I feel these experiences have made me a more rounded individual. My favourite super six event has to be the house art, one which this house has a very successful history in due to our unique creative ability and united team mentality. We have a very strong prefect team this year, all of which are here to help you with any problems or questions you have about anything More related. I’m looking forward to a successful year with this house and I am confident we have what it takes to take home the victory.