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Pupils at Poltair School have returned from the summer break sporting an updated uniform including ties in House colours. The four newly-launched Houses are named after local manor houses and were the first House names used by the former St Austell County school almost a century ago and then later by St Austell Grammar Schools in buildings which still form part of Poltair School today. Steve Watkinson Assistant Headteacher explained 'Just like the staff of the former grammar school who chose these names originally, we want to help our pupils to connect with the past as well as look to the future. These names are an integral part of our local community.'
Tewington (blue) Tregrehan (yellow) Treverbyn (red) and Trenance (green)were four local manors, large farms ruled by a Lord of the Manor, pre-dated the Battle of Hastings and the Norman Conquest of 1066. In fact the manors were established long before St Austell itself.
Pupils have been interested to find out about local history thanks to the research by Head of Humanities Tony Lake and are now proudly wearing their House colour ties. 'The House system provides the framework for our pastoral structure and for competitions and reward' Tony Lake said 'At the same time many members of the local community will recognise these names and may wonder about their history. You can find out more by looking here..