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    Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards at St James’s Palace

    In May, 13 boys and 12 girls from the Stamford Endowed Schools’ in Lincolnshire attended a presentation at St. James’s Palace, London, they received their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards from the Trustee for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE), HRH The Earl of Wessex. During the presentation, HRH took the opportunity to congratulate the group from the Stamford Endowed Schools’ on their successes and heard about their DofE journeys, which took each young person 12 to 18 months of...

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    Headington School take on Ten Tors challenge

    Headington School take on Ten Tors challenge A team of six Headington School girls reached the culmination of months of intense training by completing the gruelling Ten Tors navigation contest. Headington’s team of Lucy, Emily, Alexia, Sophie, Ellie and Caitlin has spent months in preparation, travelling to Dartmoor in February, stomping around the Chilterns in March, and endlessly route planning and re-route planning. At 7.00 am on 12 May the starting guns fired and nearly 2,500 participants streamed their separate ways...

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  • Gordon’s pupils make history in Sudan

    Gordon’s pupils make history in Sudan Sudan isn’t usually top of the list of destinations for school trips but pupils and staff from Gordon’s School recently spent a week there. The visit is believed to be the first by a European school. The trip included a boat trip along the Nile and to the Meroe Pyramids, a tour of the National Republic Museum, camping in the desert, tea at the British Embassy and a screening of the film Khartoum, starring...

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    Stamford Endowed Schools win second Oswald Elliott Cup

    After a successful inaugural debating event held last year at Stamford School, the second Oswald Elliott Cup debate took place in November 2017, hosted by Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge and introduced by the Master of the College, Nicola Padfield. A team of Year 13 pupils from Stamford Endowed Schools, Daniel White and Daisy Jowers, retained the hotly contested Oswald Elliott Cup in their debate against a team of undergraduates from Fitzwilliam College. The motion was: ‘This House believes that free speech...

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    Collaboration and leadership at St Mary’s

    Girls from St Mary’s Shaftesbury girls were joined by represenatives from their sister school St Mary’s Cambridge when they hosted a leadership conference run by Jo Cruse from a company called The Unreasonables. The Unreasonables are dedicated to creating cultures of leadership across the UK's most ambitious schools through the delivery of inspirational programmes. During the conference, the girls explored the meanings of leadership, evaluating where we were as leaders today as well as what they can do in the...

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    Two renowned authors visit Shebbear College

    Shebbear College was delighted to have a visit from award-winning author Tanya Landman. Tanya is acknowledged internationally as a superb writer of books for young people. Her book Buffalo Soldier won the Carnegie Medal in 2015 and a number of her other titles have won awards too. Tanya gave an entertaining and informative talk to pupils in Forms 1, 2 and 3 and this was followed by a question and answer session. There were so many interesting questions from pupils...

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    Rockport girls win prestigious Irish Golf Championship

    Molly O’Hara and Katie Webb who represent Rockport’s Elite Team have won the Irish Ladies’ Junior Schools Championship. The duo was successful in winning the Ulster Schools Junior Cup which qualified them to compete for the title of Irish Champions. The Rockport Golf Academy – the only one of its kind in Ireland – is a high performance sports programme designed to allow aspiring golfers the ability to develop their skills and game while receiving a first-rate international education at...

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    Pangbourne hockey makes historic progress

    Girls’ hockey at Pangbourne College has gone from strength to strength throughout the 2017 season, with the U16 team earning themselves a spot at the Regional Championships. The U16 team fought off competition from local rivals, Bradfield College, and then produced a dominant display against The Abbey. Head of Hockey, Mr Dan Paynter, commented on the match against The Abbey, saying: ‘It was the semi-final and a big pressure game for the girls. They had the right mindset – there...

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  • Kingswood

    Kingswood School in Malawi

    Since 2004 Kingswood has had strong links with Open Arms, a charity in Malawi. Open Arms has two children’s homes which provide shelter, nourishment and care to orphaned and abandoned infants. The aim is to get the children healthy and back in their own communities with their extended families. If this is not possible they go to a foster home and live in a small family unit with a Malawi foster mother. The charity also runs an outreach programme which...

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    Bedales receives national architecture award

    The school received the RIBA Client of the Year Award for 2017 for its new Art & Design building, having been nominated by the architects, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBS). The first school to win the award, Bedales was chosen ahead of four other award winning shortlisted projects including Tate Modern’s Blavatnik building, Enfield’s Dujardin Mews and two innovative Forestry Commission projects. The Bedales Art & Design project was commended in the RIBA report for including ‘meaningful student involvement throughout...

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