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There are five Houses at Debenham High School.
The houses are named after people who achieved greatness in their chosen field.
The Houses exist to promote leadership and responsibility among more senior students and to encourage involvement, teamwork, co-operation and good discipline among all students.
On entry to Debenham High School all students become members of a House and will be required to do their best for that house via their work in lessons and their commitment to extra-curricular activities.
Nelson - Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (1758 - 1805)
Nelson's naval career began when he was only 12 years old and ended with his death at Trafalgar on 21 October 1805.
Nelson became the most popular British hero of his time for his naval victories against France.
Austen - Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)
Jane Austen was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction set among the gentry, has earned her a place as one of the most widely read and most beloved writers in English literature.
Owens - James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens (1913 - 1980)
Jesse Owens was an American track and field athlete. He participated in 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, where he achieved international fame by winning four gold medals.
Curie - Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867 - 1934)
Marie Curie was a physicist and chemist of Polish upbringing and subsequent French citizenship. She was a pioneer in the field of radioactivity and the first person honoured with two Nobel Prizes - in physics and chemistry.
Da Vinci - Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (1452 - 1519)
Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian polymath (a person whose expertise spans a significant number of different subject areas). He was a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person to have ever lived.