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  • Moving from junior to senior school

    Published 03/07/19

    The move to senior school is both exciting and unnerving in equal measure. With this in mind, pupils in Year 7 at St Benedict’s offer their advice for children about to join a new school, based on their own experience one year ago.

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  • Computer Science - Coloured Routes

    Published 04/06/19

    From a British Informatics Olympiad Final (The British Informatics Olympiad is the national computing competition for schools and colleges)
    Alex Will (L6)

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  • University Degree vs Degree Apprenticeship: which one is right for you?

    Published 28/03/19

    With the increased uncertainty around Brexit, employability and student debt, St Benedict's Careers Department wanted to help clarify for parents and pupils the advantages and disadvantages of studying for a traditional university degree compared to a degree apprenticeship – and how to access the different routes available. Kathryn Norris, Careers Officer, reviews the event.

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  • An introduction to Philosophy

    Published 12/11/18

    What is nothing? What is meant by duty? Are animals different from humans? What is ownership? St Benedict’s pupils are learning to think more clearly, more deeply, and to explain and justify their views. 

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  • Do we know how to ask a ‘good question’?

    Published 12/11/18

    Julie Greenhough, Head of the Extended Project Qualification at St Benedict's, makes the case for the EPQ as an opportunity for ‘extended’ thought.

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  • We will remember them

    Published 09/11/18

    A new war memorial will be unveiled at St Benedict’s on November 11th. Shaun Hullis explains why remembrance is so important.

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  • A lesson in research and presentation skills

    Published 04/10/18

    Children can learn so much when they are given the chance to follow their natural curiosity and delve deeper into a topic of special interest to them, argues Clemency Stimpfig from St Benedict’s Junior School. Learning to research, think critically, communicate persuasively, build confidence and inspire others, are just some of the benefits.

     

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  • Why is Classics relevant today?

    Published 10/07/18

    Paulina Sienniak (Year 12) takes a look at why classics is more relevant than some may think.

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  • A passion for aviation

    Published 05/07/18

    The Junior School Headmaster at St Benedict's is a self-confessed 'aviation geek'. Here, Rob Simmons explains why he loves to look to the skies for inspiration.

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