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Vishva Vidhya – Global Education

Archita Aggarwal from the Class of 2021 puts the spotlight on Vishwa Vidya, a community engagement project with a mission to contribute towards improving the quality of education delivered at economically deprived local schools in and around Mussoorie. In the four years since its establishment, the Vishva Vidhya (Global Education) project has...

Don’t Bottle it Up

While every logical, environmental, and financial argument goes against bottled water, people still buy it.  Daeun Lee from the Class of 2020 asks why. As I observed how my Instagram feed was being painted with dying turtles and choking marine animals, I wondered if those images motivate people enough to make a...

Meeting the Board

On Friday 15 September, Students leaders involved in Community Engagement projects presented their work to the Woodstock School Board and General Body, explaining how their initiatives have impacted on their lives and those of people in the local community. Janvi Poddar from the Class of 2021 reports. Once every year, the Community...

What kinds of inequality, if any, are unjust?

Navya from the Class of 2020 has had her essay on the philosophy of gender inequality short-listed out of more than 3,600 entries for the New College of the Humanities Year 12 Essay Competition.  As I look out my bedroom window into the neighbour's garden, I see a young, beautiful girl...

Woodstock needs a watershed moment

Our student water conservation team works with the local community to tackle water scarcity in and around Woodstock and Mussoorie. Cofounder Dhrubhagat from the Class of 2020 identifies the pressing issues facing us around water conservation, and some of the practical solutions the team has identified to help Woodstock become more efficient in, and...

Entrepreneurship: Real-world Learning

Summer at Woodstock's Entrepreneurship Programme is an immersive experience which covers the processes and approaches startups use to achieve success. Summer at Woodstock Entrepreneurship participant Utsah and Faadumo from Woodstock's Class of 2021 write about their visit to Evolve, a social enterprise making plantable organic stationary and has a mission to sustainably...

Graduation Speeches 2019

Key speeches from 2019 Graduation service, including from Valedictorian Award winner, Khushi Agarwal and Best All-Round Graduating Student Award winner Faisal Qadir.   Valedictorian Award - Khushi Agarwal   Yes, this is a broken mug. I will explain why it is here soon enough. First of all, I must acknowledge the obvious reason we are...

Amar’s Adventures in Auckland

Our exchange programme gives students a chance to experience life in like-minded schools around the world. Amar from Grade 9 shares the story of six weeks he spent at Kristin School in Auckland, New Zealand, earlier this year.   It was my first time traveling alone internationally and it was also going...

Peak Performance on Nag Tibba

In April, a group of our Middle Years students ventured to Nag Tibba for a weekend of walking, camping and learning - lead by our senior accountant Ritesh Farmer. At 3,022 metres, it's the highest peak in the Himalayan foothills surrounding Woodstock. As well as a chance to enjoy the...

Jobs in India in 2030 – what awaits us all?

Many of today's students will soon be part of India's growing young workforce. Grade 10 student Anchal Agrawal looks at the factors which will impact on the nation's demographic dividend over the coming years, a subject with touches on her interests of Economics, Mathematics and Geography. "I chose to research...