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Curie

Curie

Curie

The values of hard work, persistence and empathy will be the foundations of Curie House. Members will be encouraged to push themselves to be ambitious, to persevere when things go wrong or when faced with challenges. Members will be there to support one another across all year groups and friendship groups, to understand and listen to others, and to support and encourage each other to build a strong community, going beyond Goodwin Academy and into our community.

Marie Curie

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Marie Curie is renowned for her hard work and dedication in the field of science and medical advancement. Her studies initially lead her to success in the field of physics but later went on to make huge developments for medicine, notably her ‘Petites Curies’ (Little Curies) which enabled soldiers wounded in WW1 to be X-rayed, saving countless lives. All this being done at a time when women were being held back by a patriarchal society.

Curie worked hard, showing resilience and determination throughout her life. She also ensured all her discoveries were used to support others where they could.

Head of House – Miss Wiles

Curie is an individual who worked tirelessly to achieve and be her BEST. As Head of Curie House, I will be encouraging and supporting all to follow her lead, to persist and continue when faced with challenges and to also understand and listen with empathy, values which I demonstrate myself. We all face challenges in our lives and have times when we need to persist and show resilience. I myself have struggled with dyslexia and must work hard to prevent it from holding me back with my life goals. Everyone has challenges. Some may struggle with similar ones to me or face greater challenges at Goodwin Academy and in wider society. I will be working tirelessly to ensure we are resilient, empathetic and ready to take on any challenges and be our BEST (and the BEST house)!

Goodwin Gateways

Persisting is one of the most important skills students need to develop during their time at Goodwin Academy. It enables us to continue and push ourselves even when we face obstacles along the way. All members of Curie House will begin to master this skill through embedded competition and by setting personal and team goals. We aim to ensure that when students leave Goodwin Academy, they know how to tackle any barriers they might come across.

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Listening and understanding with empathy is a crucial skill for all members of Curie House to master and use consistently. It requires students to think beyond their circumstances and supports their personal development in school and out into the wider community. Within the House, we will foster this through regular charitable events and  ensuring the House is supportive of all.

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Curie House Charity

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When looking for the Curie House charity, the aim was to find a charity that focuses on medical research, aligning with the momentous impacts Marie Curie had on the development of medicine. With this in mind, the chosen charity for Curie House to support is Cancer Research.

It is estimated that 1 in 2 people will have to fight cancer in their lives, and everyone will have been impacted in some way by this dreadful disease.

By supporting the excellent work of Cancer Research, as a house we hope to aid their studies and research into fighting cancer.