Martha House is a vibrant, welcoming and safe place for boarders from Years 5 to 8.
Martha House is named for St Martha, the patron saint of servants and cooks. Their emblem is a dolphin. Found on the coat of arms of John Fitzjames, a dolphin symbolises swiftness and diligence. Fitzjames inherited Leweston Manor on the death of his step-father John Leweston. The dolphin can also be found on the tomb of John Leweston and his wife Joan in Sherborne Abbey, which was erected by Fitzjames in their memory.
The house is a fun and lively place and all boarders are encouraged to involve themselves fully in the life of the School and the large variety of activities that are on offer. With dog walks, hide and seek, movie nights, bikes and go karts the boarders in Martha House have little time to get bored and each boarder is encouraged to involve themselves as much as they want and need to.
Weekends provide the opportunity to venture outside of school and enjoy trips to the coast or local attractions. Important ‘down time’ is also encouraged and a Martha House favourite are the regular ‘sleepy Sundays’ which offer the pupils a much needed lie in and relaxed breakfast in house. Birthdays and special events are eagerly anticipated and celebrated.
When we asked members of Martha House what was best about being a boarder they said ‘to help others, be kind, learn how to share, how to get along with different people and how to be a little more organised!’
Mrs Ovey is Houseparent to Martha and Cecilia house, click here to contact her.