Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, LSA, MD (9 June 1836 – 17 December 1917), was an English physician and feminist, the first Englishwoman to qualify as a physician and surgeon in Britain, the co-founder of the first hospital staffed by women, the first dean of a British medical school, the first female doctor of medicine in France, the first woman in Britain to be elected to a school board and, as Mayor of Aldeburgh, the first female mayor and magistrate in Britain.
Our House colour is red and our mascot is a dragon
We have chosen Durrell as one of our house charities to support this year. Durrell is an amazing charity that strives to save endangered species from extinction, especially those that are under threat or overlooked. Its Wildlife Park, Field Programmes and Conservation Academy come together to deliver a unique approach to tackling today’s conservation problems, and it has had considerable success. It is a local charity but is known worldwide and is of great value to the island and the community and we are looking forward to raising as much money as possible for Durrell’s work coming year.
For more information visit www.durrell.org
We have also chosen to support Mind Jersey; an independent local charity that provides information, support and practical help to those living with mental illness. The charity tackles very relevant issues in today’s society, especially for young people, and has links to support many members of our house. All money raised by Mind Jersey stays in Jersey for the benefit of Island residents and we look forward to raising as much money as possible for this great cause.
For more information visit http://www.mindjersey.org/
Abbie Syvret: Hi, I’m Abbie and I am so excited and honoured to be Garrett-Anderson’s house captain, working alongside Jasmine this year. I am studying Maths, Geography, Textiles and Biology and I also work as a lifeguard outside of school. I enjoy playing the flute and being active, swimming regularly and am a purple belt in karate, skills which have allowed me to participate in many house events.
Jasmine Le Maistre: Hello, my name's Jasmine and I am one of the Garrett Anderson house captains. I am currently taking Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology for my AS levels. These are the subjects that I am passionate about and I'd love to study medicine at university. I believe that I have been very fortunate in my life so it's really important to me that I help give back to those who are less fortunate. With this in mind, I hope that, as a house, we will be able to raise a large amount of money for our charities this year. I have a lot of hobbies outside of school such as playing the drums, reading and girl guiding. These have helped me in life to improve my leadership and also team working skills so hopefully, these will enable us to have a successful house year and win as many events as we can!
Plans for the coming year
Our aim for house this year is to create a fun environment where everyone feels comfortable and encouraged to get involved. We also want to raise as much as possible for our house charities, Durrell and Mind Jersey. We can’t wait for the year ahead, and hopefully we can bring Garrett back to victory!