UK's 'wokest' headmaster ditches house names honouring national heroes after ex-pupil complains

A SCHOOL has replaced its house names honouring national heroes with ultra woke icons after a plea from an ex-pupil.

Head Lee Hill dropped Admiral Nelson, Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh.



The school now uses the names of eco teen Greta Thunberg, human rights activist Malala Yousafzai, footie star and school meals campaigner Marcus Rashford — and even US President Joe Biden’s inauguration poet Amanda Gorman.

Mr Hill, the heavily tattooed head of Howden Junior School, East Yorks, tells his 16,000 Twitter followers of the “courage of the child who made a stand”.

He wrote: “During the Black Lives Matter protests, I received a passionate and brave email from a former pupil.

"This pupil not only educated me about the history of the three house names . . . but also explained the impact of seeing these figures — who have links to slavery, oppression and racism — had on her during her time at our school.

“Not only a brave email to send to a white male in a position of power but also an email that set off a chain of events.”


He adds: “To Francesca, I want to say thank you for your courage — for making a stand, for being a role model to our school community and beyond.”

The school has put framed images online of the figures its four new houses are now named after.

A spokesman wrote: “These individuals represent our four values of Community, Courage, Curiosity and Care.”

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