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St. Bede's Catholic College

ST Bede's

Catholic College

    Seacole House


    Mary Jane Seacole was a Jamaican-born nurse who helped soldiers during the Crimean War.  Seacole had a good education, and developed an interest in medicine and nursing from her mother, who was a traditional healer. At the start of the Crimean War in 1853, she went to London to offer her services. Her application to join Florence Nightingale’s nursing team was refused. Many nurses turned down, whether because of their class background or, in this case, probably, ethnicity. Instead of giving up, Mary Seacole sailed to the Crimea at her own expense. She and Thomas Day (a relative in the shipping business) opened the British Hotel near Balaclava a few months later in 1855. Using it as a base, she would take mules laden with food, wine and medicines across country to the battlefield front lines at Redan, Sebastopol and Tchernaya. She obtained special passes, which allowed her to look after the wounded and dying on both sides. When she arrived back in London in 1856, Seacole was bankrupt from debts run up by soldiers at the British Hotel. The newspapers started a public campaign to raise money for her, backed by royalty and a grateful British Army. Mary Seacole converted to Catholicism late in life and is buried in St Mary’s Catholic cemetery, Kensal Green, London.

    House Team

    Head of House: Mrs T Turri

    House Captains

    Lillian Rodrigues and Abel Mathew

    Vice House Captains

    Nicole Osazunwan and Giuseppe Licata 

    College Prefects

    Dante Barclay, Linju Boby, Kristel Matitu, Lillian Rodrigues, Borys Staruzyk, Patrycja Kedziora, Simona Manoj, Siminta Maurutyte, Pawel Sowa and Abel Mathew

    House Prefects

    Dillon Confrey-Unwin, Alice Cutts, Celine Khalife, Nico Juanico, Adalaya Bishop, Ohran Balsdon, Levi Conn, Amelia Cygan, Victoria Cygan, William Jones, Lucy Warren, Wesley Odemwingie and Luke Naylor

    Tutor Groups

    Year 8 Year 9

    8SJMH - Mr Hibbs

    8SAMO - Miss Mounter

    9SEP -Miss Power

    9SJOW - Dr Walsh

    Year 10

    Year 11

    10SAMA - Dr Marra

    10SCF - Mrs Ford

    11SDEW - Ms Weynberg

    11SDJS - Miss Saban 


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