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Happy St Andrew’s Day

Latha Naomh Anndra sona dhuibh! Or, if you are not familiar with Scottish gaelic, Happy St Andrew’s Day! This is a big day and...

The power of kindness

I am not alone in loving things that are strange but true, things that are so coincidental they are hard to believe. For...

We must continue to remember

Captain Peter H. Broughton-Adderley was an Old Androvian who fell at the Battle of the Selle on 16 October 1918, aged 27, making...

‘In many parts of the world… terrorism, wars and conflicts stop children going to their schools’

“Honourable Secretary General, peace is necessary for education. In many parts of the world... terrorism, wars and conflicts stop children going to their...

The value of independent learning

Teachers wear many hats. In any given day, we can be instructors, coaches, actors, nurses, diplomats, judges, agony aunts, motivators, therapists, problem-solvers and...

Tomorrow’s World – preparing our children for the future

About twenty-five years ago, Boeing published a list of desired attributes for its engineers. As well as the obvious need for a strong...

Language is fun

Have you ever hesitated at the point of introducing someone because you have momentarily forgotten their name? Well the Scots have a word...

Even the Greats experience pressure

Pressure: it does funny things to people. Just ask Alastair Cook. For several years now he has carried the burden of scoring runs...

Digging deep

So, I did it. Just. The truth is it was much harder than I anticipated and that was largely due to the tide not being...

Heroes

One of the things I ask pupils when I am interviewing them is whether or not they have a hero or heroine. Quite often it...