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#924380 - 29th Jan 2015 1:36pm Mottos meanings and houses
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Any more to add from your schooldays
I'm ashamed to say I don't know who/what my schools houses were named after or even remember the colours of the houses
Birkenhead Institute


DOCTUS IN SE SEMPER DIVITIAS HABET
which means "The wise man always has riches within".

Atkin,
Stitt,
Tate
Westminster,
with two more houses of Cohen and Davies being added when the school changed to a High School in the 1970s, moving from its original site in Whetstone Lane to Tollemache Road.


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#924393 - 29th Jan 2015 2:19pm Re: Mottos meanings and houses [Re: derekdwc]
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Birkenhead School

Motto is Beati Mundo Corde: Blessed are the pure in heart. (Yeah, right)!

The only house I remember, apart from School House, which was the boarders, is my own: Bushell's, named for a previous headmaster.


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#932018 - 3rd Mar 2015 7:28pm Re: Mottos meanings and houses [Re: derekdwc]
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Wallasey Grammar School Motto:
"Doctrina vim promovet insitam" (Instruction promotes natural talent).

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#932020 - 3rd Mar 2015 8:12pm Re: Mottos meanings and houses [Re: derekdwc]
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Atkin - Magenta
Cohen - White
Davis - Brown
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#932029 - 3rd Mar 2015 8:32pm Re: Mottos meanings and houses [Re: derekdwc]
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Remis Velisque - "With Oars and Sails" which meant "With All Your Might" but the pupils pronounced the English as "With Whores and Sailors"

Bedford - Blue
Highfield - Green
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#932285 - 5th Mar 2015 1:19pm Re: Mottos meanings and houses [Re: chriskay]
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Senior School houses were: School House, Bushell's, Davis's, Griffin's, Pearse's and Sloman's. All, I think, named after erstwhile incumbents of the headmaster's chair.

Davis's colour was green and I think Sloman's was yellow, but it's no use asking me about the rest as I'm colour blind!

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#932303 - 5th Mar 2015 1:39pm Re: Mottos meanings and houses [Re: derekdwc]
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Woodchurch High School - It wasn't me it was him! Everyone knew it by heart.

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