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Just How Independent are Independent Schools?
 Clouds of colour
~ paradoxes explored
Creativity at the Heart of Education
~ what happens in a Creative Learning Centre
Teacher Involvement with Exam Papers: Call for Evidence
~ time to have your say after ‘cheating’ scandal
Social Media Dangers & the FOMO Problem
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The late September sun was greatly appreciated at Cobham Hall School, Kent, when the girls staged the School’s  rst ever Colour Run. Having been postponed several times due to rain, the bright blue skies were a welcome relief and the perfect backdrop to what many Year 7s described as ‘the best school event ever!”
Cobham Hall’s Student Leadership Team is encouraged to re ect on events staged by their predecessors, but to make their own stamp on the school calendar. This year’s Team were determined to start the new school year with
a Colour Run; an event chosen to encourage laughter and happiness. Head Girl Lillie Dunn said, “We feel this event was a great way to start off the new academic year, with a bit of colour! It will also be a great opportunity to get to know new students.”
Five heads make it a special occasion
Professional recognition scheme for boarding staff Focus on DofE initiatives
Another school chooses ‘diamond model’ Scholarships for ‘drive & personality’
Music, Drama, & Dance Focus Feature
Re-branded school going go-ed
Sports & Sportswear Focus Feature
School Buildings Focus Feature
Using a shortened version of the School’s cross-country course, participants congregated outside the front of the school after lessons on Friday, many of them choosing to wear white clothing to show off as much colour as possible. On Lillie’s whistle, the runners streamed down Lime Avenue, clouds of colour billowing around them as they shook the coloured powder from their packets
Whale of a time
Lewes Old Grammar School, Sussex, students were enlisted to help four cetacean researchers at the port of Sanremo, Italy, where they helped to collect valuable data about whales and dolphins in the Mediterranean region while living on a 72-foot research sailing boat.
Story and picture ~ page 14
The Digest; Heads Hunted; Editorial Advisory Board; Key Personnel; Contact Us pages 38 & 39 Is Your School Mentioned? A~Z on page 39
~ head’s concern about pre-teens
Pro le
~ in conversation with Deborah Newman
New Chartered Teacher Programme
~ all the details & how to apply
Increasing Digital & Political Literacy
~ helping pupils stay active, informed, & tolerant
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  Scholars meet ‘their’ steam loco
 Young people from Foremarke Hall school, Derbyshire, travel behind steam locomotive ‘Foremarke Hall’ on the Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Steam Railway.
The engine is one of 330 members of the ‘Hall’ class, designed by the Great Western Railway and built at Swindon. Only a handful of the class survive.
The engine was completed in 1949, just after nationalisation of Britain’s railways and named
after the school, which opened in 1947. For most of its life it was based at Old Oak Common near Paddington in London, handling a variety of train services from the capital to the Midlands, South Wales and the West Country.
In another curious quirk of steam locomotive survival, a locomotive named after Repton College also survives and operates on the North Yorkshire Moors railway.
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