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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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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...

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...

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Setting the Scene in Lucknow

Grade 6 English field trip Last week our entire Grade 6 class went on a week-long field-trip to explore local author, Ruskin Bond's book, A Flight of Pigeons. Using Lucknow as a backdrop in which to set the scene, the students were able to visualise the story which they had been...

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Tokyo Math Diary

Last week six Woodstock students set off to Japan to compete against some of Asia's greatest mathematical minds. They documented their adventures in the land of the rising sun with a daily diary.   The North East Asia Mathematics Competition (NEAMC) is an annual international mathematics competition aimed at students aged 15...

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Faith, Trust, and a Dash of White-stuff

Mix 23 students and a Himalayan winter wonderland and you've got a recipe for excitement and adventure. Woodstock student Kahini Dhoat writes about her expedition to one of India's most beautiful alpine meadows.   On Friday 24 Feb, a bunch of Woodstock students and staff departed for a weekend trip to Dayara Bugyal,...

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Seven Inspiring Indian social entrepreneurs

Woodstock student Shanti Mathias shares some of the changemakers who have fired her interest in social entrepreneurship. Social entrepreneurship can be an incredible force for change. Essentially, it uses business models to make a difference to social problems - poverty, illiteracy, lack of access to basic services or even a regular income....

Interns at the Centre for Imagination
Being the change we wish to see

Internships at the Centre for Imagination The Centre for Imagination is excited to announce our first team of student interns, whose work will include planning, publishing and hosting events, as well as helping meet the needs of visiting scholars, scientists, and artists. In addition, interns will practice design thinking and project...

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Why I Aspire: Tanashya Batra

Woodstock student Tanashya Batra shares her motivation for getting involved in Aspire, our new social entrepreneurship summer programme. Aspire is an initiative of the Centre for Imagination in collaboration with the curriculum advisory group. I am Tanashya Batra, a senior at Woodstock School. I am one of the people who worked on...