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Developing the Habit of Attention

In her book, ‘Towards a Philosophy of Education’, Charlotte Mason wrote, ‘[N]o intellectual habit is so valuable as that of attention; it is a mere habit but it is also the hall-mark of an educated person.’ Ms Mason, writing in the early 1900s, recognized that the ability to pay attention is a habit that can […]

The Boobybirds are in Lockdown

Our own Mrs Emma Robertson, Art and Handicraft teacher for the Junior School, has written a little booklet with her twin sister called ‘The Boobybirds are in Lockdown’ – a gentle and sensitive explanation of what is happening now, told through the eyes of boobybirds. Although written for children aged 4-7, it can be enjoyed […]

Spring Term Starts with Learning at Home

The Spring term has started for our Seniors, who began at-home learning today, and our Infants and Juniors, who begin their lessons at home tomorrow. Although we are disappointed we couldn’t welcome them in person, as Mr Fletcher wrote in his message to parents following the announcement of a new national lockdown, ‘I am very […]

The Book of Centuries: Reflections for the New Year

The celebration of a new year gives us an opportunity to mark another milestone in the timeline of history 𐆑 another 365 days completed. Charlotte Mason believed  that the chronology of history formed the framework for much of a child’s education. She wrote, ‘It is a great thing to possess a pageant of history in […]

A Nativity Concert, Together but Apart

Although unable to gather together as normal for our annual Christmas Concert and Nativity, Heritage families were able to join each other virtually to view a pre-recorded version of the concert during a live Zoom session. Infants acted out the nativity story, with the Head Boy and Head Girl giving the Bible readings. Each class […]