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  Did you know that Rudyard Kipling used the word ‘grinch’ over sixty years before Dr Suess? He also introduced us to the word...

Que Sera Sera

Isn’t it ironic that this first half of term has featured some of the best weather I can remember and almost certainly would...

VE Day Celebrations

On the 8 May 1945, the princesses Elizabeth and Margaret were given permission by their father, King George VI, to leave Buckingham Palace...

Let’s embrace change

On this day in the year 1184 BC, the Greeks entered Troy using the wooden horse. No-one is certain whether this is real...

Pupils and staff adapting brilliantly

About sixteen years ago, I found myself standing on a large concourse at the foot of an enormous favela in Rio de Janeiro....

A true hero is inside us all

In Chapel yesterday morning, the children had no trouble in providing the alter egos of Peter Parker (Spiderman), Tony Stark (Iron Man), Diana...

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...