Head Master meets school leaders from around the world

Over Easter I went with Fr Peter and Mr Gushurst-Moore to Rome for a conference of Benedictine school leaders from around the world. There were about 170 monks, nuns and lay school leaders from dozens of countries, and from schools that at one level are vastly different, but at another have hugely important things in…

IB boarder looks back as last Term at Worth arrives

Two more terms to go and as overseas Sixth Form boarder, Pawel Radtke, looks ahead to his next steps he talks with charming candidness about what it was like arriving in a new country to join the school… As an IB student I am extremely familiar with the term ‘deadline’. Whenever there is a task, an…

Brain Day Throws Light on Matter

Students Gurdip Ahluwalia (Year 12) and Luke Leszczar (Year 13) share some of the highlights of this year’s highly anticipated Brain Day, led by visiting neuroscientist Dr Guy Sutton. As you will see, it lived up to all expectations: Gurdip Ahluwalia reports on the morning’s lectures… Dealing with a number of topical and interesting issues…

And this Worthian’s chosen subjects are…

A chorister, pianist and clarinetist while at Worth, Finn Lurcott (on the right with his brother Hugh in the photograph) also discovered a passion for Music Technology through the School’s amazing production facilities. Now at the University of Manchester in his third year reading Philosophy and Politics, Finn has been described as one of six ‘real…

Interview with Head Master Mr McPherson

Pictured here with Junior pupils quizzing him on his in-depth knowledge of ‘Harry Potter’, in an interview for Insight magazine Head Master Mr Stuart McPherson talks about his career before teaching and what makes a good leader. Interview by Year 13 students, Roy Green and Isabelle Ritchie. How did you get into teaching? I got into…

Battle of the Bands 2015

Bands wowed the audience and judges with their inspired cover versions and original tracks at the latest Battle of the Bands competition. Sixth Formers and contestants, Jack O’Hea and Lenny Rush, describe this year’s high-energy event. It’s Monday 12th October and there’s not an empty seat to beseen in the Performing Arts Centre… Battle of the…

Sylvester is back in the Science Department!

Sylvester has been busy this term, almost too busy to write his blog! The start of the year is always like this he thinks… A few weeks ago he was in S11 helping the new Year 9s investigate the evaporation of alcohol from cotton wool, will the temperature go up or down? He’s not so sure….

Talking Heads

Both this year’s Head Boy and Head Girl are highly motivated– as you can find out in this interview with Elikem Logan and Helena Purle. Their replies are refreshingly candid and offer an insight into how they wish to inspire others. What will you bring to the role of Head Boy and Girl? Elikem: Personally, I think I draw…

Students’ selfie with Ai Weiwei at Royal Academy

Whilst at the Royal Academy of Arts, the Year 10 students and Head of Art, Juley Hudson, bumped into John Snow interviewing the Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei prior to the opening of his show. Channel 4 news filmed the encounter and the footage was used for the special news programme on the 14th September…

Abbot Olympics – when plan A doesn’t work out

In past years, Year 7 & 8 students are given a break from lessons and a chance to let off some steam at the end of exam week each summer. This year a new initiative, the Abbot Olympics, was such a success that it looks set to be a regular activity on the Worth School calendar. And it…

Down the line

In 1970 pupil Gavin Hamilton-Deeley – along with four other boys – moved into the monastery for a week as part of an initiative for pupils to get an impression of monastic life. Earlier this summer, and 45 years on, the five returned for a reunion at the school. In this interview, Gavin talks about…

Fr Bede’s heartfelt message as students say farewell

As the students who have completed their education here leave to take their next steps in life, Fr Bede Hill, Gervase House Chaplain from Worth Abbey, shares a timely ‘word from the heart’… All the staff here really care about what happens to you, and I am no exception. I do hope you do well…