During a frosty week at the start of November, the new Duncan Louis Stewart NHS Fellow, Dan Wright, led pupils in their first survival training sessions. Boys from the upper years enjoyed learning bushcraft skills as part of one of their Div sessions, whilst younger boys were able to join in over the weekend.
The Duncan Louis Stewart NHS Fellowship aims to give more students opportunities to experience the outdoors and understand their environment. The extensive natural environment on our doorstep offers plenty of space for investigation and a rich biodiversity to explore.
The location for the boys' camp on this occasion was Gunners Hole Island, the original school natural swimming pool. Pupils were taught the basics of fire building, lighting and cooking outside, with bacon, vegan sausages and marshmallows as the reward for their hard work.
23rd November 2020
This year’s Recita was a blended affair with some of the performers reciting remotely. Nevertheless, the socially-distanced audience enjoyed a wonderful evening of stunning poetry, which ranged from the comic to the musical to the profound.
20th October 2020
In the final instalment of our focus on Wordsworth, in this 250th anniversary year of his birth, we reveal a previously undiscovered treasure within the school's collection.
13th October 2020
The texts pupils study in Div, English and other lessons provide springboards for discussion about a range of topics. Ensuring there is content that is both diverse and international in outlook encourages depth of study and understanding.
9th October 2020
As the school considers how it celebrates the diversity of its community, Black History Month provides an opportunity to focus on how pupils are learning about different voices and cultures, and their inseparability from our "own" histories and experiences.
29th September 2020
To mark the 250th anniversary of the poet's birth, Fellows' Librarian Richard Foster explains the importance of one of the school's latest acquisitions.
19th September 2020
Science School has a diverse collection of fascinating objects, from an 18th-century microscope, fossils and taxidermy birds, to apparatus used to teach physics in the early 20th century. Twenty-four of the most interesting and unusual objects from the collection are now online.