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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Educating for Future

Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg and her Fridays for Future have done more to change our perspective on the environment than all the world’s politicians put together in what is being dubbed by the media as “the Greta Thunberg effect”. Guest of honour at high-profile global events, the 16-year-old powerhouse had the red carpet…

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