Hello! We are Seacole’s House Council Representatives, House Captains and Sports Captains. Together we take care of Seacole matters and deal with any concerns and issues that we raise as a House. We do this to support Mr Syner and our fellow Secolians, so that we have a happy, prosperous House. We lead by example the Seacole motto of ‘Be The Best You Can Be’.

Hello! We are Seacole’s House Council Representatives, House Captains and Sports Captains. Together we take care of Seacole matters and deal with any concerns and issues that we raise as a House. We do this to support Mr Syner and our fellow Secolians, so that we have a happy, prosperous House. We lead by example the Seacole motto of ‘Be The Best You Can Be’.

Director of Studies

Mr M Syner

Phone / (Ext) – 01905 423906 / 321

Email: m.syner@cwlc.email

Learning Mentors

Miss J Baum

Learning Mentor Group: SCJBM

Email: j.baum@cwlc.email

Mr J Farthing

Learning Mentor Group: SCJCF

Email: J.Farthing@cwlc.email

Ms M Dufty

Learning Mentor Group: SCMD

Email: m.dufty@cwlc.email

Mrs L Glass

Learning Mentor Group: SCLG

Email: l.glass@cwlc.email

Mrs K Ash

Learning Mentor Group: SCKBA

Email: k.ash@cwlc.email

Miss H Coles

Learning Mentor Group: SCHCL

Email: h.coles@cwlc.email

Mrs R Garcia

Learning Mentor Group: SCRGC

Email: r.garcia@cwlc.email

Who was Mary Seacole?

Born 1805 – Died 1881

Mary Seacole was a pioneering nurse and heroine of the Crimean War, who as a woman of mixed race overcame a double prejudice. Mary was born in Jamaica to a Scottish father and Jamaican mother. Mary learned her nursing skills from her mother, who kept a boarding house for invalid soldiers.  Mary and her family had few civil rights – they could not vote, hold public office or enter the professions. In 1836, Mary married Edwin Seacole. Seacole visited other parts of the Caribbean, as well as Central America and Britain, gaining more medical knowledge from her travels.  In 1854, Seacole travelled to England again, asking to be sent as an army nurse to the Crimea where there was known to be poor medical facilities for wounded soldiers. She was refused because of her race. Determined, Seacole funded her own trip to the Crimea where she established the British Hotel near Balaclava to provide care for sick and wounded soldiers.. She also visited the battlefield, sometimes under fire, to nurse the wounded, and became known as ‘Mother Seacole’. Her reputation rivalled that of Florence Nightingale. After the war she returned to England destitute and in ill health. Seacole published her memoirs, ‘The Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands’.

Who was Mary Seacole?

Born 1805 – Died 1881

Mary Seacole was a pioneering nurse and heroine of the Crimean War, who as a woman of mixed race overcame a double prejudice. Mary was born in Jamaica to a Scottish father and Jamaican mother. Mary learned her nursing skills from her mother, who kept a boarding house for invalid soldiers.  Mary and her family had few civil rights – they could not vote, hold public office or enter the professions. In 1836, Mary married Edwin Seacole. Seacole visited other parts of the Caribbean, as well as Central America and Britain, gaining more medical knowledge from her travels.  In 1854, Seacole travelled to England again, asking to be sent as an army nurse to the Crimea where there was known to be poor medical facilities for wounded soldiers. She was refused because of her race. Determined, Seacole funded her own trip to the Crimea where she established the British Hotel near Balaclava to provide care for sick and wounded soldiers.. She also visited the battlefield, sometimes under fire, to nurse the wounded, and became known as ‘Mother Seacole’. Her reputation rivalled that of Florence Nightingale. After the war she returned to England destitute and in ill health. Seacole published her memoirs, ‘The Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands’.