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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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  • A History of St Benedict’s School Libraries and Robert ‘Mousey’ Thompson

    Published 02/07/18

    Miss Emma Wallace, Senior Librarian at St Benedict's, looks back over a century at the history of St Benedict's libraries.

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  • Careers advice for younger pupils

    Published 29/06/18

    On the basis you can never start too young, St Benedict’s School held its first ever Careers Networking Tea for pupils in Years 7 and 8, who met 30 professionals from a range of careers. Sally Hopgood, Head of Careers, explains the thinking behind the event.

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  • Fake News-Real Dangers

    Published 25/05/18

    Five ways to combat fake news, from St Benedict’s Director of ICT, who says it is our responsibility to challenge, research and triangulate information being presented to us.

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