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  • From the Headmaster

    Published 29/11/19, by Rhian Little

    Do you know (as I do, thanks to Google) what a referee’s whistle, an egg beater, and a Zorb1 have in common?  What if I added the jet pack?  And the jet boat?  The disposable syringe?  If you’re stuck, I will mention the theory of how to split the atom.  The nerdiest readers – and I know who you are – are probably saying, though not with the same level of admiration, ‘and bungee jumping’.

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  • From the Headmaster

    Published 22/11/19, by Rhian Little

    Undoubtedly, the most difficult part of my job is engaging with others in a lively fashion during breakfast at 0730.  Mr Hammond is a lark.  I am not.

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  • From the Headmaster

    Published 15/11/19, by Rhian Little

    In Dorm 3, one poster is of the two Chelsea goalkeepers, Arrizabalaga and Caballero.  Youngsters are still inspired by the style and grace of sporting heroes.  As a boy (and sometimes now!), I wanted to score cover drives with David Gower’s elegance and celebrate goals with the windmill action of Mick Channon.  The latter was achieved (on rare occasions).

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  • From the Headmaster

    Published 08/11/19, by Rhian Little

    I hope that current Pilgrims’ boys will, as I do, continue to meet with friends from their schooldays throughout their life.  Remembering shared experience ties people as closely, perhaps even closer, than blood. 

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  • From the Headmaster

    Published 18/10/19, by Rhian Little

    One of the principles we instil in children is not to leave mess for others to clear up. It is one outplaying of treating others as we hope to be treated ourselves – the so-called golden rule found in every mainstream ethical and religious system. 

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  • From the Headmaster

    Published 11/10/19, by Rhian Little

    In 2007, sales of Dairy Milk increased by 9% and there was a 20% rise in Cadbury brand approval.  All because a gorilla – that is, actor Garon Michael in a yak-hair gorilla suit with an animatronic face – played the drum fill in a Phil Collins’ classic.  90 seconds of 80s music made Cadbury a fortune; likewise with Bond-style Milk Tray adverts, a lady eating a Flake, the Milky Bar kid, and a boy and a girl with dancing eyebrows.  As a full boarder, I am eligible for a chocolate bar on Wednesdays.  I happen to pick a Cadbury product.

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  • From the Headmaster

    Published 04/10/19, by Ali Dugdale

    Yesterday at breakfast, with reference to the school’s service which would follow that morning, morning’s service, I said to my table that for me the only feast at all is Autumn's Harvest Festival.  After giving me the sort of smile a child gets from tolerant but mildly confused parents, the boys on my table moved the conversation on to how best to drive a tank up Snowdon. 

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  • From the Headmaster

    Published 27/09/19, by Rhian Little

    I write this week from a restaurant on the Finchley Road in London after leaving a governors’ meeting at another school.  Supposing there is no local conflict of interest, it is useful for school leaders to serve on one another's governing bodies.  I always return with a handful of good ideas and have, I hope, supplied some.

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  • From the Headmaster

    Published 27/09/19, by Rhian Little

    Friday 27 September 2019

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  • From the Headmaster

    Published 16/09/19, by e4 education

       06 September 2019

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