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  • BBC Radio 1’s Dr Radha to explore the future of kindness during ACS Cobham event

    ACS International School Cobham is inviting people to discover why kindness is critical to a sustainable future during its new event, ‘The world needs… Kindness warriors’, taking place on Wednesday 9th February, 7pm-8.20pm (GMT). Headlining the evening are Dr Radha Modgil, a doctor, BBC Radio 1 presenter, author and wellbeing expert, and Dr Essam Daod, a professional psychiatrist and Co-Founder and Mental Health Director of Humanity Crew, a charity spearheading mental health support for refugees and children worldwide. During her...

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  • BSA acquires guides to boarding

    The Boarding Schools' Association (BSA) has acquired ‘The BSA Guide to Boarding’ and ‘Service Parents Guide to Boarding’ and their associated websites from Bulldog Publishing. BSA also now also owns 100 per cent of Schoolplaces.org. BSA will be reviewing content, style, offering and distribution to strengthen schools' marketing efforts and as a first step it has secured a 25 per cent discount from the rate card prices across all guides/sites for BSA members. Links to the updated media packs for ‘The BSA Guide to Boarding', the ‘Service...

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  • King’s Ely student commended in prestigious competition

    Thomas Strudwick, who is in Year 8 at King’s Ely Junior and who is one of Ely’s Head Choristers, says he is “pleased but really surprised” to have been commended in the Junior section of the competition, which was launched forty years ago and is an early steppingstone for many young people in musical composition. Thomas’ commendation is for ‘Sing to the Lord a New Song’, which he wrote earlier this year, and which was first performed as an introit...

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  • New diploma to reflect Giggleswick School students all-round effort.

    ‘Ambition, Respect and Participation’ is at the heart of a new diploma launched by Giggleswick School to reward the all-round achievements of its students. The school will continue to offer GCSEs, A Levels and BTEC courses, but the Giggleswick Diploma will go further – recognising each child’s efforts in the classroom, their academic progress and their participation and development in co-curriculum activities. Deputy head Anna Wood, is overseeing the project. She said: “We really think it’s important to highlight the...

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  • Forres Sandle Manor hosts Santa Fun Run!

    All the staff and children chose to run 1, 2 or 3 laps of the course, which they duly did as they chased down Santa, who set off at quite a pace. Thankfully the weather held off as the children showed superb resilience in completing the run. Well done all. The event was put on by Mr McEwan, Miss North and our excellent Gap Year students. Everyone who took part had a thoroughly enjoyable time. Visit our profile.

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  • Dauntsey’s School Parents’ Association Awards Travel Scholarships

    The pair plan to set off in October this year, returning in May 2023. They will use the trusted TDA Global Cycling route as a guide. Both students have a great deal of cycling experience and are well placed to take on this adventure. They were two of a group of Sixth Formers who presented their application to a selection committee, setting out trip objectives, itineraries and budgets. The aim of the DSPA Scholarship is to promote the development of...

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  • Dauntsey’s trials for the Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race – the “Canoeists’ Everest”

    Photograph shows: Dauntsey’s sixth formers in trials for Devizes to Westminster canoe race Each pair of students practices paddling the lightweight and unstable canoes and then takes part in trials to secure a coveted place in Dauntsey’s DW team for the race. The Dauntsey’s team will consist of seven boats, including the fastest female crew, fastest male crew, fastest mixed crew, next three fastest crews, and a wildcard crew chosen by the coaches. Dauntsey’s crew will paddle in aid of...

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  • PASTORAL CARE AT THE HEART OF ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AT GIGGLESWICK SCHOOL

    According to The Children’s Society, one in six children aged 5-16 are likely to have a mental health problem, but 75% aren’t getting the support they need. As Royals and celebrities continue to raise the profile of mental health, parents are increasingly looking for schools which offer a ‘whole child’ approach to education. We spoke to deputy head, Christian San Jose, of leading Yorkshire independent, Giggleswick School about the importance of pastoral care and a rounded education that puts as...

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  • FULL HOUSE FOR GIGGLESWICK SCHOOL YOUNG WRITERS

    The Year 5 children took part in the Young Writers creative writing competition, with each submitting a mini-saga of 100 words around the theme of “A Wander in the Woods”. The Young Writers competition, now in its 29th year, aims to inspire children to become confident and passionate writers - which links perfectly with the school's Learner Profile. More than 5,000 entries were submitted for the book from across the country, and last week the results were announced with work...

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  • Dauntsey’s Drama Students Inspired by Black Lives Matter

    The show focused on a number of themes, including microaggression, the removal of the Coulston statue in Bristol and Black British History. Sets and props were of the bare minimum, projected words and images were used instead, as the focus of the performance was the sentiment, the meaning and the message. Chris Walker, Director of Drama, Dauntsey’s, said: “Congratulations to the students for putting together such a moving and powerful production. Like many others, they were inspired to take some...

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