Wallace House

Wallace PaintingWallace House’s designated colour is yellow.

 

 


Head of Wallace: Mr Stevens 

Mr StevensAs another year draws to a close, Wallace house have yet to reclaim the prodigious house championship. Other the last 20 years a number of heads of Wallace and tried but only failed.

However, over recent years Wallace have made up tremendous amounts of ground and are edging closer in reclaiming the most talked about championship in the school. Through hard work, determination and persistence, i will try my best to push Wallace house over that line and make a dream a reality by hearing the words ' and the house championship is awarded to........... Wallace house'

If you have any ideas for House events, please see Mr Stevens or your House Captains.

House Captains:
Harry Ward & Henry Willet
Naomi Okeke & Emman Raja

Sports Captains:
Derry Mager & Owen Tokley-Packer
Tia Smith & Alice Sedge

History

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Alfred Russel Wallace

Alfred Russel Wallace

 

Wallace House was named after Alfred Russel Wallace, OM, FRS (1823–1913).  Wallace travelled the world discovering new species of plant and animal life, but was best known for proposing a Theory of Evolution due to Natural Selection  and sending it to Charles Darwin which prompted the Darwin to publish his own theory.  At that time, Wallace was a world-famous scientist, more famous than Darwin, although these days we hear more about the latter.  Wallace does have a website dedicated to remedying this: The Wallace Fund, which contains a wealth of information on him and his contributions not only to biology, but also Land Reform, Glaciology, Anthropology, Ethnography, Epidemiology, and Astrobiology.  A busy man indeed!

In 1872 Wallace built a house called ‘The Dell’ in Grays (now 25 College Avenue), one of the first in the country to be build out of concrete.  He lived there with his family from 1872 – 1876.