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One of the great joys and benefits of a boarding education is the fact that there is the time and the space to offer a rich array of opportunities which enable young people to grow and develop and explore the person they are. They develop passions and interests, they develop their character and they learn to play a positive part in a community – all things that will help them to lead a happy and fulfilled life.

  • Dauntsey’s Pupils Cook up a Feast

    Pupils from Dauntsey’s have been cooking up some delicious treats thanks to several different cookery courses that have been running at the School in conjunction with Vaughan’s Cookery School. Led by Peter Vaughan, an award-winning chef and a member of the highly respected Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, a course for Years 10 and 11 has included the foundation skills...

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  • How You Learn Not What You Learn Means Everything in a Global Crisis

    Every dystopian novel is not predicated on the main character’s ability to lecture on the comma splice or their mathematical know-how.  The main characters of the genre live by engaging in a dynamic relationship with their own nature; the attitude and beliefs with which they encounter and adapt to difficult circumstances.  From the characters in Ray Bradbury’s ‘Martian Chronicles’ adapting...

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  • Teaching carries on at St John’s

    The last week of the Spring Term saw schools’ transition to a new phase of learning, where technology and teaching skills were tested as never before. However, as always, students and staff at St John’s College in Southsea were up to the challenge! Following the announcement of school closures, teachers at St John’s College are now taking full advantage of...

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  • National Youth Music Theatre selection for talented King’s Ely Sixth Form student

    KING’S Ely Sixth Form student, Billy Pinto, has been called-up by the prestigious National Youth Music Theatre (NYMT). Billy, 16, will be starring in (subject to the COVID-19 situation) ‘Imagination’, by Timothy Knapman and Stuart Matthew Price. Directed by Richard Fitch, the production will be presented at CURVE Theatre, Leicester and for the International Youth Arts Festival, Kingston in June...

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  • School DT Department manufacturing 200 masks per day for the NHS

    Design Technology teachers at a Stamford School are manufacturing 200 protective face masks a day for the NHS, as part of the national effort to increase the availability of PPE for frontline NHS staff. Teachers at the Stamford Endowed Schools originally trialled using the Schools’ 3D printers to manufacture visors, but the process was too slow to meet demand. Staff...

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  • Taunton School sees impressive 60 students selected for cricket pathways

    Both boys and girls ranging from 9 to 18 years have been selected for county, district, academy and international squads, including Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and as far as Hong Kong. Director of Cricket Pete Sanderson said: “These students are a credit to how sports players can mix their academic studies with still developing their sporting skills. I’m extremely proud to...

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  • Faye Pernille

    St Swithun’s pupil wins young composers’ award

    St Swithun’s sixth form student Pernille Faye, has won a coveted music award for the second successive year. The prize, a place on the Martin Read Foundation’s 2020 Young Composers’ Scheme, gives the 17 year old access to composer mentoring and workshops. The award also includes a commission to create a four-minute piece for solo percussion which will be performed...

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  • Arctic Adventure of a Lifetime Dauntsey’s Pupils

    A group of Second Form pupils from Dauntsey’s spent half term in the North of Sweden on an ‘Arctic Adventure’ of a lifetime. Their base was the city of Skellefteå which was blanketed in thick snow throughout their stay, with temperatures rarely above freezing and as low as -16°C.  The pupils tackled a number of challenges including an alpine luge competition, ice...

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