Good news habits

The news can be as terrifying as any horror movie. It can also be thought provoking and even vital, but when should our children begin to learn about conflict beyond the confines of their playgroup? How early is too early? How long should we bubble wrap the reality of a world that many of us…

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The march towards equality

International Women’s Day on March 8 is a celebration of women’s achievements as well as recognition that we still have some way to go until equality is the norm, not the exception. The date is important both locally and globally because women everywhere still need their spirits bolstered by an empowering show of solidarity. No…

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Born to run!

Running is a basic activity. It doesn’t need expensive gear or a specific venue. Like water, it is an economical fix, a cure-all that seems almost too easy to be true. As humans, we are hard-wired to run. For thousands of years, running was a matter of eating or being eaten. Nowadays, of course, the…

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It’s debatable!

In the age of social media, mastering the art of measured debate has never been so pressing. Knee-jerk reactions are common in cyberspace and often there is little in the way of listening and prioritising involved. With arguments flaring at lightening speed, exchanges can quickly spiral out of control.   But in the real world,…

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The King’s Christmas map

For obvious reasons, Christmas is the most exciting date on the calendar for small children. But teenagers and adults also place great importance on a season that brings light and warmth to the darkest months of the year in the northern hemisphere and sun-kissed family time south of the equator. At International British Schools overseas,…

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