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Cranbrook School’s new day house: Lynx

Lynx House is in its embryonic stages with the pictured Sixth Form team here being influential in shaping the future. We started with the name, and having been given a short list of possibilities to consider, the students immediately pounced on lynx. Its history comes from the very beginnings of the school with William Lynch carrying out the wishes of John Blubery from his will, and Simon Lynch later ensuring the continuation of schooling in Cranbrook. The Lynch family crest contained ‘three rampant lynxes’ and these were later adopted by the school in the late 19th Century.

Congratulations go to house captains Olympia Anley and Harvey Thrower, and school prefects Willow Goldfinch, Darcey Walker, Tristan-Warburton Smith and Freddie Todd on their appointments. All of the Sixth Form team are involved in various roles going forward and have already been busy successfully welcoming the new Year 9 and Year 12 students into the house during their induction day on Friday 28th June. The team have selected four choices of house colours for the whole house to vote upon in September and are looking forward to being a united group in the Sixth Form Centre at the start of the new academic year. We already have our motto, ‘Nosce te ipsum’, and Willow has designed the Lynx logo (shown above).

While researching lynx as a spirit animal, students found that it symbolises ‘awareness, change, ability, confidence, intuition, instinct, comfort, foresight, loyalty, independence, passion, patience, tranquillity, secrets, revealing secrets, trust, and understanding the unseen,’ which gives us plenty to contemplate in our first term together. We are all looking forward to making Cranbrook School history.

Miss Mills, Head of Lynx Day House

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