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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...

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...

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...

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...

Cultivating Compassion – An interview with Wendy Singer

CFI Intern and Grade 11 student, Nandini Seth interviews Wendy Singer, a modern Indian history scholar visiting from Kenyon College.   It's strange how life offers us so much: endless possibilities, thousands of topics to explore, books, blogs, writers, people...

On leadership

Inspired by a talk from our resident scholar, Dr Eleanor Nicholson, student and Centre for Imagination Intern Shatakshi Kabi gives her perspective on leadership at Woodstock.  Walking around the hallways of Woodstock, carrying the weight of our subjects on our backs and scheduling our surging homework in our heads, we as...

Interviewing Dr Richard Delacy
Dr Delacy’s India

Shatakshi Kabi, Woodstock student and Centre for Imagination Intern, interviews our resident scholar Richard Delacy.   Where in the world is India?   Where is India? Looking at a world map, one would say with utmost confidence that it is located in the South-Central Asia and lies between latitudes 20° 0' N, and longitudes...

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...

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...

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...