Went the Day Well?

I have had a quote in my head for some time and often wondered about its source. Occasionally, I would ask of the deputies in school, ‘Went the day well?’, not knowing where I had first come across it. Then, on Tuesday in the Times, through a kind of Galilean serendipity, there it was – […]

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Poetry and Motion?

I was intrigued by the result of the competition to find words, both suitable and powerful enough, to be engraved on a sculpture at the centre of the Olympic village in London. When the games are a distant memory (and maybe even the stadium!) these words in stone will endure as a legacy to the […]

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The Youngest Headteacher in the World

Babar Ali lives in Murshidabad, West Bengal. He attends the Raj Govinda School, which is 10km away.  Every day he catches an auto-rickshaw part of the way and walks the rest.  Babar Ali is the first person in his family to go to school.  He is 16 years old. At 14, Chumki Hajra has never […]

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Leadership

I was neither disappointed nor surprised by the World Cup Final. A tempestuous match in which Holland, predictably, tried to cancel out the higher skill level of the Spanish through endeavour, sweat and passion. Not surprising then that this spilled over into what some media people described as ‘thuggery’. In the heat of battle the lines […]

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