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Dr Jonathan Long on the power of choice in a child's development.   Choice is one of the most powerful tools any parent or teacher can apply in helping to raise a child.  The leadership expert and author of “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” Stephen Covey, tells a lovely story...

Shubhashish Bhutiani graduated from Woodstock in 2009, having spent eight years here. After studying film at the School of Visual Arts in New York, he found himself back in India as a lost 22-year-old.   Deciding to backpack through India, he made his way from Kerala to Varanasi. It was in Varanasi that...

Aspire coordinator Priya Rollins explains why the social enterprise programme is founded on a philosophy of learning through doing.   Among educators, the old Chinese proverb, "Tell me, I'll forget. Show me, I'll remember. Involve me, I'll understand" is well known. The idea of a child learning through experience results, not only...

Principal Dr Jonathan Long on the risks of digital addiction and how to avoid it.   I’ve just finished reading Adam Alter’s fascinating new book, ‘Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology’. Adam Alter is a social psychologist and professor at the Stern School of Business in New York. He was first inspired to...

Hadisa Wali came to Woodstock in 2009, when she was chosen by the Afghan Scholars Initiative (ASI) to attend Woodstock. She had always wanted to go to boarding school and was very excited to move to India.   Founded by Qiam Amiry, ASI gives opportunities to exceptional young Afghan students to learn and...

This morning middle years and upper years came together for chapel, which was themed around being agents of change. Are you like a thermometer, only reflecting the environment in which you're placed, or like a thermostat, able to influence the world around you and change it for the better? The...

Dharahar, a Rajasthani folk group, put on an amazing performance in the Quad this lunchtime. Founded by Shri Bhutte Khan Manganiar, Dharahar is group of folk musicians and dancers from the state's Manganiar community. Performing Rajasthani Sufi Songs and the Kalbeliya folk dance, they certainly injected some colour and energy into...

Asma came to Woodstock in 2011, when the Afghan Scholars Initiative (ASI) selected her from a pool of 120 students to apply to Woodstock. Founded by Qiam Amiry, ASI gives opportunities to exceptional young Afghan students to learn and grow in an international environment with the aim of becoming future...

For Woodstock’s budding climbers, our indoor climbing wall is a world class facility on which to hone their skills. But nothing stretches their abilities like venturing out into the wilds and facing the challenges of climbing a in the great outdoors. Here some of the participants share their experience of the...

Remember the days before mobile phones? When your connection to the wider world wasn't through the screen in your hand? And when being social didn't have anything to do with Facebook, Snapchat or Instagram? Last week our middle years students took the plunge into this disconnected world with Woodstock's first ever...

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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