House Colour: Light Blue
Named after the Constellation of Cetus
Location: Northern Sky
Head of House - Miss A Bradley
Our Motto: Believe, Achieve, Succeed.
Information on Cetus:
In Greek mythology Cetus was a sea monster. Princess Andromeda was sacrificed to Cetus as a result of her mother's (Cassiopeia) vanity. To rescue Andromeda, Perseus slayed the sea monster and brought his body to shore to be displayed.
Today, Cetus is often depicted as a Whale. There are over 80 different types of Cetacean, including Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises. At Somercotes Academy the Killer Whale or Orca was chosen to represent Cetus House. This seemed fitting as Orcas show great team spirit as they are social mammals as it is common for four generations to stay together. The team work showed by Orcas can be seen as they have the ability to hunt many marine mammals including Great White Sharks.
In Cetus we like to take this inspiration and work together in order to promote success. A dedicated team of tutors manage time spent in House groups each morning, encouraging participation in extra-curricular and inter-house events. The vertical tutoring system allows for a real family feel to the House, encouraging students to reach their full potential and beyond.
Julia Palmer (Deputy Head Girl)