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It is well with my soul

When peace like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll; Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to know It is well, it is well, with my soul. One of my favourite hymns of all time…

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The Importance of Reading

How important is reading to you? If you stop and think for a moment, it rapidly becomes clear how difficult our daily lives would be if we could not read. Checking emails, reading the paper, reading the post, reading road…

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Here comes summer

I am writing this newsletter sitting in the departure lounge at the port in Plymouth, waiting to embark on the ferry to Spain. I am helping to support the Gold Duke of Edinburgh award pupils who are heading into the…

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Clouds

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate. Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.   This is, of course, how I…

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Why bother with science?

On Wednesday of this week, we were delighted and proud to be able to help our friends at the Appledore Book Festival host an outreach event by having Professor Lord Robert Winston spend the day at Kingsley. I knew that…

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What’s in a name?

According to the plaque outside the main school building, Kingsley School was founded in 2009. Whilst this is, strictly speaking, correct, it is definitely not the whole story. Kingsley School did indeed come into being in 2009, but the school…

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On the shoulders of giants

In 1675 Isaac Newton wrote: “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants”. It is believed that this phrase dates back to the 12th century and it has been attributed to Bernard of Chartres:…

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