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  • Sharing Perspectives from the Headmaster of Rossall School

    The seductive power of highly charged rhetoric often serves to create division rather than build consensus. Over time, those who hold particular views on this or that topic tend to become more entrenched; rarely do they become more considered. Online, our affirmation often comes from viewing content selected by dismal algorithms that serve to amplify our views rather than offer competing perspectives. The internet serves as a digital echo chamber. At those points when we would do well to listen...

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  • Dauntsey’s Adventures (Almost) Back on Track

    There is usually a week-long camp in Wales but, due to Covid restrictions, the School developed a creative programme where the pupils were based at the School campus, each participating in four off-site adventures: Forest Adventure was spent at Thoulstone Park where everyone was challenged with a series of climbing and ropework adventures and braving a high zip wire Paddle Adventure involved spending the day on the Kennet and Avon Canal, learning to handle paddlecraft. Half the day was spent...

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  • School merger will create a “compelling and distinctive educational experience”

    Bryanston and Knighton House pre-prep and prep school have confirmed arrangements to complete a formal merger of the two Dorset schools with effect from 1 September 2021.  The move will increase the agility, strength in depth and operational efficiencies of both schools and follows Bryanston’s acquisition of the land and buildings of the neighbouring Knighton House campus last year. The merger will help to ensure both schools are well placed to rise to the new challenges and constantly evolving priorities...

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  • Dauntsey’s Focuses on Wellbeing

    Last week marked Wellbeing Week at Dauntsey’s.  World Wellbeing Week is a yearly campaign run by Wellbeing World and aims to raise awareness of wellbeing and explain why it matters.  The School used the mnemonic MAGIC, developed by the NHS, to encourage pupils and staff to focus on five factors which play a key role in achieving a sense of wellbeing. Mindful – take notice.  Take time to reflect and be aware of your surroundings.  Notice what you are thinking...

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  • Ludgrove School welcomed back Old Ludgrovian, Bear Grylls

    Before Mr Grylls did the honours to cut the blue and white ribbon, the whole School gathered in the Theatre to hear him speak about his journey and share the three things he believes really matter in life. "We are all explorers in life and will face difficult things," he explained. "These three things are what really matter: have courage, be kind and have a 'never give up' attitude." Once the ribbon was cut, Mr Grylls toured the building to see the boys...

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  • MESSAGE FROM THE PREPARATORY SCHOOL HEADMASTER ROSSALL SCHOOL

    There's always gonna be another mountain I'm always gonna wanna make it move Always gonna be an uphill battle Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose Ain't about how fast I get there Ain't about what's waiting on the other side It's the climb Jake started climbing when he was 12, mainly because he was self-confessed 'useless' at traditional sports. At 15, he climbed Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa. By the age of 21, he had only one mountain left...

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  • MESSAGE FROM THE DEPUTY HEAD ROSSALL SCHOOL

    It has always fascinated me, as a child, as an adult, and as a parent, that when you’re young you can’t wait to grow up and when you’re all grown up there are moments when you wish for nothing more than the innocence and freedom of youth. And so it is with me and my (little) girls. They are growing up all too fast for my liking, whilst I, at least on the inside, see myself as a teenager still...

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  • FROM THE HEADMASTER ROSSALL SCHOOL

    Like so many, we were disheartened by Boris Johnson’s announcement that the problematically named ‘Freedom Day’ will be postponed until the end of July, but with a rising number of cases of the Delta variant, it is sensible to proceed cautiously. Inevitably, the announcements have had an impact upon School events but we have to be grateful for what we can do rather than dwelling upon the things that are no longer possible. We are determined to give our Year...

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  • Life skills for pupils post-GCSE at Dauntsey’s

    Pupils from Dauntsey’s, who have now completed their GCSEs, have been kept busy with a range of non-curriculum courses, thanks to the School’s extensive post-GCSE programme. The programme was developed by Sam Moore, the School’s Head of Adventure Education.  The courses ran through last week and were open to all Fifth Formers.  Each option was designed to provide pupils with specific life skills; some of these are practical, like First Aid or Cookery, others will affect many areas of their...

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  • Former pupils reunited in support of Pocklington School’s major new fundraising campaign for bursaries

    Tom Nash and Howard Holmes were in the same class from the age of eight and the visit was the first time they had met since they left the school in 1977.  Tom, who is past President of the Old Pocklingtonian Association, has been appointed as an Ambassador for the new Shape the Future campaign and Howard has designed the campaign’s distinctive promotional materials at his design agency, The Beyond. Pocklington School’s outgoing Head Boy, Kobby Fofie and Head Girl,...

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