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A Foundation Specialist Technology College

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    House Rubik

    Welcome to House Rubik House Rubik logo

    ‘Where courage and confidence is grown’

    Our house logo was designed by former student Jamie Farrow and Jaimee Freeman. 

    The History of Rubik

    In 1974, a young Professor of architecture in Budapest,  Hungary named Erno Rubik created an object that was not supposed to be possible. His solid cube twisted and turned - and still it did not break or fall apart. It took well over a month for Erno to work out the solution to his puzzle. As a teacher, Erno was always looking for new, more exciting ways to present information, so he used the Cube’s first model to help him explain to his students about spatial relationships. Erno always thought of the Cube primarily as an object of art, a mobile sculpture symbolizing contrasts of the human condition: problems and intelligence; simplicity and complexity; stability and dynamism; order and chaos.

    After presenting his prototype to his students and friends Erno began to realise the potential of his cube. The first cubes were made and distributed in Hungary by Politechnika. These early Cubes, marketed as “Magic Cubes” or “Buvos Kocka” were twice the weight of the ones available later.

    Enchanted mathematicians took the Cubes to international conferences and a Hungarian entrepreneur took the cube to the Nuremberg Toy Fair in 1979. It was there that Tom Kremer, a toy specialist, agreed to sell it to the rest of the world. Ideal Toy’s executives thought that the name had overtones of witchcraft and after going through several possibilities the name: “Rubik’s Cube” was decided on, and the icon was born.

    Life in House Rubik

    House Rubik, like their inventor is confident and determined. We do not easily give up and try until we succeed. Students and staff in Rubik house support each other, work hard, and are positive and willing to try new things. We work as a team and act as role models for each other.