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House motto: in varietate concordia  (United in Diversity)

WHAT’S IT LIKE IN BROOK COURT?

The motto of Brook Court House is ‘in varietate concordia’ – ‘united in diversity’. And, as someone who has called Brook Court a second home for some years, these words certainly ring true. Far from pressuring different personalities into a single mass product, individuality is cherished and allowed to develop as scholars move up through the senior school. Indeed, one of the best things about Brook Court is the sheer scale of diverse talent that is on display. Musicians and technicians, actors and artists, sportsmen and scholars all rub shoulders together in the cosy and frenetic atmosphere of the house common areas. The wide range of interests that Brook Court scholars seek out does not stop them from joining together in a communal spirit however. Indeed, Brook Court’s impressive performances in inter-house competitions (from playing football to public speaking), with its unique record of winning the highly contested ‘House Shout’ singing competition speaks for itself. Regular House evenings, ranging from films to football, accompanied by plentiful quantities of pizza, also cement the firm friendships that form both within years and between them. Indeed, it is not often that the apparent paradox of unity and diversity is met with such success. However, don’t take our word for it, come and see for yourselves.

 

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