House Jericho

Jericho stands for resilience.

The Story of Jericho


Jericho can be found in the book of Joshua. The book of Joshua could be a great script for an action-packed film. It’s filled with spies, surprise attacks, warfare, leaders and unusual battles.

The plot tells of how the Israelites conquered the land that God promised to their ancestors Abram (Genesis 12:7). Their parents had escaped from Egypt but had not followed God. So the whole generation that left Egypt had died in the desert, leaving the children- under Joshua’s leadership- to conquer the land of Canaan.

The Israelites had to defeat the cities of Canaan one by one, beginning with the famous battle of Jericho (Joshua 6).

The central hero is Joshua, he is resilient and absolutely loyal to God. Jericho represents our school value resilience. 

Joshua 6

The people of Jericho were afraid because the Israelites were near. They closed the city gates and guarded them. No one went into the city and no one came out.

    Then the Lord said to Joshua, “Look, I have given you Jericho, its king, and all its fighting men. March around the city with your army once a day for six days. Have seven priests carry trumpets made from horns of rams and have them march in front of the Ark, on the seventh day march around the city seven times and have the priests blow the trumpets as they march. They will make one long blast on the trumpets. When you hear that sound, have all the people give a loud shout. Then the walls of the city will fall so the people can go straight into the city.”


A few photos from Jericho's maths challenge