Tag: inspire


Come to the edge

“Come to the edge,” he said. “We can’t, we’re afraid!” they responded. “Come to the edge,” he said. “We can’t, we will fall!” they responded. “Come to the edge,” he said. And so they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.” Guillaume Apollinaire Stolen from the #LeadingWomen Twitter stream. Typically upbeat and typically Sian…
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15 Jan ’16 0


Marvellous: Stoke City kit man Neil Baldwin’s biopic I have only read about Marvellous, but I expect I watch the BBC drama after reading the response online. Then Stoke City manager Lou Macari asks Neil Baldwin (kit man) How do you do it, Nello? How do you stay so positive? Without a beat, Neil turns…
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26 Sep ’14 0

Inspirational speaker – Jay Young

This Friday’s Year 11 ‘Drive to the finish line’ assembly was led by an inspirational young man, former elite gymnast and aspiring stuntman, Jay Young. Just two years on, and following eleven months of gruelling physiotherapy, Jay is commanding the respect and attention of our Year 11 students. Not a whisper could be heard in the theatre as…
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28 Apr ’13 0

Inspiration at the station

On arriving at the Excel Arena yesterday I took this photograph on the way in. Not a bad way to start your lesson. It’s part of the HP branding so once inside the BETT show I found the HP stand and asked if they had any spare copies or any parts of their display to…
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30 Jan ’13 0

Space Dive

You can not afford to miss this programme.  Space Dive – a one-off documentary, Space Dive tells the behind-the-scenes story of Felix Baumgartner’s historic, record-breaking freefall from the edge of space to Earth. It is the entire STEM curriculum shrink wrapped into 90 mins. Science, Technology, Engineering and enough purposeful Maths to sink an average sized school. And…
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17 Nov ’12 0

Felix Baumgartner

Our Director of Progress gave a strong performance to an unsettled upper school audience this week, using the story of Felix Baumgartner to underline the importance of purpose and self direction. This evening, whilst listening to the television, I worked-up his slides as a way of showing my sincere appreciation for the way he handled that…
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