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Courage is what St Andrew represents

Galileo Galilei spent the last few years of his life under house arrest following a spell of imprisonment. His crime was a refusal...

Being true to oneself

I was talking to some Year 6 pupils yesterday afternoon and we had a very interesting discussion around the meaning of ‘being normal’....

‘I wonder what will happen if…’

I picked up a stray Adidas Predator football boot this morning and I was reminded of how this particular piece of sporting kit...

Respect for others and oneself

In his Hierarchy of Needs theory, first published in 1943, Abraham Maslow suggested that each of us has needs that must be met...

Sharing with others

Monopoly is one of the world’s best-selling games with spin-off versions for every new fad or popular franchise and now, in this digital...

Honesty defines our Character

A little story about honesty: when I was about fifteen years old, my parents went away leaving me on my own for a...

What do we learn from sport?

The night before the rugby world cup final of 2003, Jonny Wilkinson had a dream in which he asked an angel two questions:...

Be Patient

When I was a lad there was a shelf halfway up the stairs at home upon which were half a dozen ornamental mugs...

Lessons to be learned

Move over Will Smith; there’s a new genie in town. In fact there’s a whole bunch of genie-uses in the guise of the...

A fitting tribute

During the Second World War, Eastbourne was one of the most bombed towns in the south. It was considered to be of great...