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Kids on Residential

Why children thrive on residentials

The benefits for students taking part in a school residential are immense. Couple that with them being away with their team mates and you will see them thrive in a multitude of ways. The Isle of...
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Exploring activities at Kingswood Activity Centre

Yes they are fun, but they have been designed to develop, engage and challenge young people. Read on to learn more about each of the activities and the skills they develop… Confidence...

The very best brain foods to boost your work and studies

It’s well known that what you eat and how you choose to fuel your body will have an effect (both negative and positive) on both your mental and physical well-being. As the whole world comes to a...

5 YouTube channels you can’t help but binge

Ah YouTube, the place where you start watching a how-to video and end up in the depths of the ultimate funny cat compilation. With new videos popping up every day (and YouTube being so generally...
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The resilience of our children in unprecedented times

On the 20th March 2020, I sat penning this article as our world entered a period of unprecedented change, as the COVID-19 virus threatened to interrupt all areas of our day to day lives. Even now,...

Netball World Cup 2019 squad – our final 12!

Today’s the day netball fans… Tracey Neville is unveiling the chosen 12 for her squad ahead of the Netball World Cup which starts in Liverpool in just 49 days! The big question on everyone’s...

What was life like before social media?

What was life like before social media? News headlines around the world read “Facebook Outage: WhatsApp and Instagram also affected” – and it seems the world went into meltdown! According to a...

What makes Tarvisio the all-round perfect ski resort for schools?

Well, in a nutshell it’s great value, compact and safe, has friendly instructors and locals, and in my opinion, some of the best après ski activities of all our school ski resorts! Tarvisio is one...

How to choose the perfect Geography Tour Destination

How do you choose the perfect Geography Tour destination? Everyone has their own motivation; experience, personal desire, price, student input. But it’s you who picks where’s next on your...

Faringdon College: Day 5 (Final Day)

It was a very fine breakfast once again but with an added “course”; presentations were made by the staff on behalf of themselves and the pupils to Rasa and Lena of B&B Selfoss, Magnus...

Faringdon College: Day 4

A day of anxiety! Could we or couldn’t we? Could we get out to Heimaey and back again on the ferry? Various websites were checked, our great GT Coaching Company assisted us by making many phone...

Faringdon College: Day 3

A glorious dawn again today. Once all were fully “waffled up” at breakfast time it was an early start and off to the ferry port for Heimaey island. The sunrise was spectacular and Hekla and...