The Music Man Project

The Music Man Project

David Stanley, a former Deputy Head teacher at a Performing Arts Specialist Secondary School and now director of the Music Man Project, was inspired after teaching his friend Tony, who has Downs Syndrome how to play ‘I am the Music Man’. In 2001 David started the Southend Mencap Music School,...

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Four ways to prepare your child for boarding school

Four ways to prepare your child for boarding school

By Helen Lami, course director of Academic Summer Beautiful buildings, the chance to forge lifelong friendships and a varied curriculum – minus the charms and herbology lessons: some of the similarities that British boarding schools have with J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Unlike Harry’s journey to Hogwarts, getting ready...

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Box Hill School: Q and A with their Head of Boarding

Box Hill School: Q and A with their Head of Boarding

Interview with Box Hill School’s Head of Boarding John Attewell. What is the day-to-day life of a boarder like? Although it is reasonably structured, we regard the boarding experience as ‘home from home’ and therefore try to mirror, as far as possible the post school experience of our day students....

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Fulham Beach Bar Review

Fulham Beach Bar Review

The sun peeped its fingers and toes round the corner of the clouds for just enough time for us to properly enjoy this venue, before the crippling grey and cold returned, banishing us back inside. Set on the Thames, the Fulham bar is located right on the waters edge adding...

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AI in healthcare

AI in healthcare

A data-driven future is on healthcare’s horizon with ninety percent of NHS jobs set to require digital skills in the next twenty years. Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) could save 5.7m hours of GPs time across the country, according to a recent report led by Dr Eric Topol, Founder of...

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Communal Living in London

Communal Living in London

Renting in London, has become an arduous task. Five interested tenants to one empty property, selling your soul to live in a shed at the end of someone’s garden and never getting good value for money. The Office for National Statistics found that in 2017, 5% of British citizens experienced...

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Vegan Mania

Vegan Mania

Veganism- the philosophy and lifestyle that rejects using animals in the production of anything consumed by humans, has rapidly moved into the mainstream. Once viewed as a practice only undertaken by a minority of subcultures, plant-based lifestyles have suddenly exploded in popularity throughout society. The Vegan Society; a leading vegan...

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Mindfulness in the School Curriculum

Mindfulness in the School Curriculum

In a world that shows no signs of slowing down, stress and depression levels are growing at an incredible rate. An increase in handheld technology allows us to disconnect from our immediate reality and simultaneously reminding us of global atrocities, makes switching off almost impossible. As social media seeks to...

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The Royal Albert Hall at 150

The Royal Albert Hall at 150

When the Royal Albert Hall first opened its doors nearly 150 years ago, the genteel Victorian audiences that passed through its doors could have no idea that this memorial to Queen Victoria’s deceased paramour would grow into the busiest venue on the planet. Whilst its grand classical environs make it...

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Operation Puglia

Operation Puglia

It is 4am and a gaggle of bleary-eyed journalists and cameramen have congregated at Kensington Police Station. In lieu of coffee, press officers dole out reams of confidentiality agreements for us to sign before we depart for the rendezvous point, or ‘RVP’, in West Kensington. This is the fourth day...

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