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Welcome to Reckitt House

Welcome to Reckitt House.

I am the Head of Food Technology and the Leader of Reckitt house.  I am proud to be the leader of the winning house - 2016 & 2017 house champions! The key drivers for our house are vital and our winning streak proves that we live and breathe them. I am a competitive person and will encourage every member of the house (student and staff) to get involved and enter the competitions - lets get the treble in 2018! Reckitteers have the values of community, hard work, generosity and selflessness - all of which were clearly seen in the work of James Reckitt.

Mrs L Fox

Email reckitt@thekingswoodacademy.org

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About Sir James Reckitt

Sir James Reckitt (1833 - 1924) entered the family starch-making business in Hull in 1848 as a junior clerk. He became a partner and served as Chairman of Reckitt & Sons Ltd. and helped guide it into becoming a major manufacturer of many well-known household products. James Reckitt, the youngest son of Isaac is best known in Hull through his legacy of charitable causes and gifts to the people of the city. He had a very strong social conscience and devoted much of his time, energy and if necessary personal capital to improving quality of life for the residents of Hull. He headed the campaign for free provision of public libraries in Hull and when the local authorities failed to provide one he financed the purchase of one himself on Holderness Road in Hull. He assisted in setting up Hull's Royal Infirmary and was a chairman from 1900 until his death in 1924. In 1894, he was offered and reluctantly accepted a Baronetcy. James Reckitt's most substantial gift to his workers was the creation of Garden Village. He provided £100,000 for the provision of 600 purpose built houses with gardens located close to the factories. The idea was to provide healthy and comfortable domestic arrangements in a village like community. The provision of space, a village hall for religious services and public events and garden areas were considered to provide health and happiness for his workers, which would naturally make them more content and therefore productive. They were also provided at much lower cost than less adequate housing without garden space in the rest of the city

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