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Student visit to CERN
Accelerated learning – Student visit to CERN

Last week seven students had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit CERN, the European Council for Nuclear Research in Geneva, Switzerland.   CERN is famously home to the Large Hadron Collider, by far the World's most powerful particle accelerator. It's also where thousands of physicists and engineers work to expand our understanding of the fundamental...

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Does a Standardized Education Impoverish a Child’s Future?

In a thoughtful research essay for her AP Seminar class, Tshokey Gyaltshen explores the impact of standardization on education and work. Her piece both demonstrates the quality of academic writing students practice at Woodstock and reveals the need for new directions forward in education, which Woodstock is exploring through the Centre...

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Woodstock’s got talent

Saturday saw students step up for one of the performance highlights of the year: The early and middle-years Talent Show.   Twenty-three acts spanned a mix of performances, from comedy and magic to song and dance. In total, more than 60 students either performed or were involved in organising the show, with a tremendous...

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Students improve quality of farming for villagers

Students from one of Community Engagement's most successful projects, Professional Development for Farmers, speak about their experience; What they have done this semester, what this has achieved, and how it has impacted their own lives.   What is the Professional Development for Farmers Project? "In 2015, as part of Activity Week, a group...

Aerial acrobatics
Aerial assembly

Our students put on an awesome display of aerial acrobatics in this morning's assembly. Aerial silks is just one of a huge range of activities which students can participate in through our enrichment programme. As well as being an elegant art-form, it's a great workout, building strength and coordination.   [embed width="800" height="640"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmoMz3sjL6I[/embed] Find out...

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Spring Concert I

This semester's music week had its overture last night with the first of three Spring concerts. Wednesday's concert included performances from Beginning Choir, Junior Choir, Tiger Percussion, Beginning Strings Level 1, Beginning Band, Beginning Strings Level 2 and Junior Orchestra. [vc_row][vc_column][vc_masonry_media_grid gap="2" grid_id="vc_gid:1493289388445-12a50332-ca94-2" include="25008,25009,25010,25011,25012,25013,25014,25015,25016,25017,25018,25019,25020,25021,25022,25023,25024,25025"][/vc_column][/vc_row]  ...

Anshu Gupta, GOONJ founder
We interview GOONJ founder Anshu Gupta

Anshu Gupta, aka the clothing man, is founder of pioneering Indian NGO GOONJ. We were lucky to have him visit this week and share his knowledge and experience with our students.   Pragya Mittal, Woodstock Student and member of our community development team, took the opportunity to interview Anshu about GOONJ, its...

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Days for Girls teams up with Community Development

Our Community Development programme is working with Days for Girls to provide sustainable feminine hygiene solutions and health education. Because when girls and women have health, education and opportunity, communities and our world are stronger.   Days for Girls is an NGO which aims to provide sustainable feminine hygiene solutions to all girls and women. When a group...

Syria Civil Defense, aka the White Helmets, respond to an emergency
The White Helmets – striving to save lives

Woodstock Student Shatakshi Kabi reflects on her conversation with alumnus Nellie Little about the work of Syria Civil Defense, colloquially known as The White Helmets.   A few weeks ago, the Centre for Imagination hosted a screening of the documentary, The White Helmets, an impartial, voluntary rescue force working to save lives in Syria. The screening provoked a good amount...