International learning places

Mrs Judith Tudball, Dean of of Co-curriculum Keep Ithaka always in your mind. Arriving there is what you are destined for. But do not hurry the journey at all. Better if it lasts for years, so you are old by the time you reach the island, wealthy with all you have gained on the way, not expecting Ithaka to make you rich. The concept of educational travel is not a new one. In his poem Ithaka, the modern Greek poet C.P. Cavafy outlines the lessons learnt on a journey when he writes about the eventful progress of the hero Odysseus home from Troy and the wealth he has gained along the way (Waldron, 2009). Similarly, the great Victorian poet Lord Alfred Lord Tennyson, in his poem Ulysses, writes of the spiritual and intellectual imperatives of life-long journeying. Tennyson’s Ulysses (Odysseus) cannot rest from travelling life to the fullest. Yet all experience is an arch wherethro’ Gleams…

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Let’s get physical

School Psychologist Jodie Forbes outlines the very real physical, emotional and cognitive benefits to be gained by us all from getting physical.

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