Worthian makes rugby page of record books

Tuesday, 02 December 2014

Worthian, Tom Calnan (R’95) has made it into the 2014 Guinness World Records as the oldest player to debut in full internationals in both union and league. Tom was 36 years 50 days when he made his debut for the UAE rugby union side against Hong Kong in Dubai, UAE on 11 Dec 2012. He had…

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Tragedy of Victoria Climbié prompts winning essay

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

The second winning essay in the 2014 Worth School Essay Competition is entitled: The death of Victoria Climbié: Have lessons learnt been successful? Its author is 15-year-old Gurdip Ahluwalia. Having watched a documentary about her death in 2000, he said: “It really shocked me how the signs of abuse hadn’t been acted upon properly. The…

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Second Master’s book commended in New York cultural review

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Leading New York cultural publication, The New Criterion, has commended Worth School’s Second Master for his book The Common Mind: Politics, Society and Christian Humanism. In The Common Mind Mr Gushurst-Moore explores the philosophical influences and writings of 12 of the foremost English and American figures spanning the centuries, such as Jonathan Swift (born 1667)…

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15-year-old essay winner writes about impact of rare diseases

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Topics chosen by Worth School pupils for the 2014 Worth Essay competition were as varied as you could hope for. One of the winner’s Madeleine C in Year 11 had read an article about the impact of rare disease on families several years earlier in a local newspaper. The press piece had stayed in her…

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Living out Worth School’s Benedictine values through the Duke of Edinburgh Award

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

With its accreditation as a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Directly Licensed Centre renewed earlier this year, the Duke of Edinburgh Award sits well with Worth School’s Benedictine ethos, as pupil Laura Chow in Year 13 explains… At Worth, it is not unusual to hear the Benedictine values being quoted as the way to conduct ourselves…

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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…

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