SWANSTON HOUSE

Year Founded: 

1929

House Patron: 

E.C. SWANSTON

First House Master: 

BENTON EVANS

House Colour: 

BLUE

House Emblem: 

A WHITE SWAN ON BLUE WATER

House Motto: 

ORDER, JUSTICE AND FAIRPLAY BRING CONTENTMENT. IT IS A WILLING COOPERATION THAT MAKES A STRONG TEAM.

House History: 

Swanston House, the mother of all Houses shared its history with that of the School, as it was created in 1929. The House was named after Mr E.R. Swanston, an His Majesty’s Inspector of Education and later Deputy Director of Education, Southern Provinces, Nigeria. The House had Mr. W.B. Benton-Evans, a young Briton, Foundation Staff and Geography Teacher as the first Swanston House Master. He was an Oxford Blue in Football and served the School from 1929 to 1936 during which he was in charge of Football games. One of the first two Boarding Houses was named Benton-Evans Boarding House, but was later renamed to Swanston House, which remains till date. The Foundation Prefects of Swanston House were E.A. Onimole, J.H.B. Appah, G.E. Omisegba, G.E. Ehiemua, W.H. Okhawere and G.O. Adedeji.

House Song: 

TUNE (LONDON DERRY AIR) - http://www.gcimuseum.org/content/tune-swanston-house-song

Oh, Swanston House
The call, the call has come to you
To do your best to help this world along
To be like him who trod this earth before you
And died without a consciousness of wrong
But do not wait for idleness to injure you
Get up and work now that you've work to do
And when you win, be not proud nor conceited
But rest content with work well done
Oh Swanston House.

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