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Lives built on extraordinary foundations

[blockquote text='There’s something about the place, something about the Woodstock experience, which keeps on bringing people back.' text_color='#90231d' width='' line_height='undefined' background_color='' border_color='' show_quote_icon='yes' quote_icon_color='#90231d'] One of the most rewarding aspects of spending a lifetime in teaching is following the lives of the children you teach onto adulthood, finding out about their...

Satish Kumar – Eight thousand miles for peace

Activist and editor Satish Kumar made a big impression on Centre for Imagination intern Shatakshi Kabi.   Fifty-five years ago, when the echo of a nuclear test had become a recurrent experience in the world, two friends, 25 and 26 years old, started walking. Penniless and vegetarian, they walked for more than 8,000 miles to the capitals of...

Dhana disability resource centre reopens

For the past five years, Woodstock middle years students have visited the Samvedna Disability Resource Centre at Village Dhana on a weekly basis to interact with children with mental and physical disabilities. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to gain an understanding about different kinds of developmental difficulties and how appropriate...

The art of literature

Grade 12 English students have been exploring a modern American literary classic, and expressing the challenging themes within through creative mediums including visual art.   Students in Ms Dyson's English 12 class read Toni Morrison’s Beloved (winner of the the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Nobel Prize in Literature), which portrays...

Seven tips for finding the right college for you

So, you’re going to graduate and don’t know what to do next. Our college counselling team have some priceless advice for finding the right place for you to continue your educational journey.   Don’t give up on your dreams. Whatever your vision for the future, there’s a further education course out there...

Setting the pace

On Saturday we held what's arguably the highlight of the Mussoorie cross-country calendar. The Woodstock Cross Country Invitational saw ten schools from Mussoorie and Dehradun compete on our home turf of the Chakkar. Woodstock students put in an outstanding performance once again, with 10th Grader Saira and senior Mehar coming...

Light a candle for peace

With already devastated countries in the Caribbean about to be hit by a category five hurricane for the second time in days, and this year's monsoon being one of the worst and most costly in terms of human life in recent years, natural disasters have been high on the public agenda...

Bang a drum

On Wednesday, Grade 6 students put on a special show for the Grade 5 class. The performance, which featured the students' own compositions, is the culmination of weeks of work. Since the start of the school year they've been honing their skills in rhythm using the djembe (African drum), wood block,...

Practicing diplomacy

Last week Parker Hall was transformed into the UN General Assembly for a mock Model United Nations (MUN) conference. The rehearsal, which was organised by seniors Noah and Egor with faculty support, saw students from across upper years taking part. Participating in MUN is a powerful way for students to learn...

Cultural exchange

“Living in the U.S. is easy. Everything has been handed to me, and I can always count on clean water coming out of the tap, and plenty of food on the table,” explains Prestin, exchange student from New England. For Prestin, coming to Woodstock was not only an opportunity to learn...