“History is the antidote to hubris” David McCullough I have had a few moments in these last few weeks of the end of summer, to really spend time to think and reflect about the new academic year ahead. Sometimes, we are completely in the thick of the moment that we don’t stop and look up… Continue reading Standing in fear in the moment when we need to find courage.
“The return of the native”; reflections of an extraordinary academic year. (with apologies to Thomas Hardy)
The first time I returned to the UK from my first ever visit abroad as a school boy, I made sure I stood on the ferry deck, in the rain and wind from the English Channel, to get my first glimpse of the White Cliffs of Dover. A symbol of “home” for anyone who calls… Continue reading “The return of the native”; reflections of an extraordinary academic year. (with apologies to Thomas Hardy)
Books not Bombs; The future has to belong to our children.
I cannot remember ever being on school front gate duty staring up and down Beachley Road half expecting tanks to appear from the A48 as I found myself in Chisinau, this February looking out at the relative calm of Dacia Boulevard. Will those in the future ever believe some of the stories we will pass… Continue reading Books not Bombs; The future has to belong to our children.