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Be proud to be a Pig

Men, if you were born in 1959, 1971, 1995 or 2007, you are likely to be optimistic and gentle, focused and committed. You...

How our pupils dig to create their own pathways and journeys

During the Industrial Revolution of the late 18th and 19th centuries, Britain changed enormously and was said to have got smaller due to...

Fitness, health and happiness

What is the fastest and most dangerous ball sport in the world? It’s pelota where the ball, which is harder than the one...

Reaching one’s full potential without being too pushy

I was recently asked to write an article on how parents can allow their children to reach their full potential without being too...

Community and our part in it

A number of things have happened over the last week or so to remind me of why my family and I are so...

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...