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Nurturing the creative spirit

Larry Walter was an interesting chap. As creative minds go his was right up there, quite literally, when, in 1982, he rose to...

Be honest and true to oneself

Abraham Lincoln revelled in the nickname ‘Honest Abe’ and embraced it with pride. Once, while working in a store as a young man,...

Sometimes a loss can be a future victory

In his quarterfinal match at the Australian Open on Wednesday, Roger Federer was resilience personified. Two sets to one down and facing three...

Taking inspiration from Florence Nightingale

Did you know that Florence Nightingale invented pie charts? She had a natural interest in analysing data and she was the first woman...

We can all fly

If you watched this week’s documentary The Choir: Aylesbury Prison, I am sure that, like me, you will have been moved. As he...

What can we learn from Winnie the Pooh

Are you a bit like Kanga from the Winnie the Pooh stories? Kind and caring to everyone, aware of potential risks, sensitive to...

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...