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  • Blog Post: 'The unexamined life'

    Published 18/12/16

    Our latest blog post is now available on the Cambridge News website, entitled 'The unexamined life'. To read the full blog post, please click on the link below.

    The unexamined life
    "As a child I was educated in Catholic schools. An abiding memory for me was R.I. or religious instruction which was devised to ensure I understood the tenets of Catholicism. That was then, this is now. Today, religious education does what it says on the tin. Its primary purpose is to educate young people about all faiths..." More...

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  • Blog Post: 'Culture-bacc'

    Published 18/12/16

    Our latest blog post is now available on the Cambridge News website, entitled 'Culture-Bacc'. To read the full blog post, please click on the link below.

    Culture-Bacc
    "Working as I do in the city of Cambridge, I enjoy access to a hugely rich cultural life. I am very appreciative of this and will never take for granted the beautiful city architecture or abundant opportunities to enjoy the arts. Here culture truly inspires." More...

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  • Blog Post: 'Secular spectaculars'

    Published 18/12/16

    Our latest blog post is now available on the Cambridge News website, entitled 'Secular spectaculars'. To read the full blog post, please click on the link below.

    Secular Spectaculars
    "As a child I was very fond of Hollywood musicals. One called 'Meet me in St Louis', starring Judy Garland, charted a year in the life of a family in a time untouched by the seamier side of the last century. With a childlike innocence, an iconic sequence in the film captures a group of children throwing themselves into the annual 'trick or treat' ritual." More...

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  • Blog Post: 'Ethical batteries not included'

    Published 18/12/16

    Our latest blog post is now available on the Cambridge News website, entitled 'Ethical batteries not included'. To read the full blog post, please click on the link below.

    Ethical batteries not included
    "When Tim Berners-Lee invented the Internet had he any concept of what would follow? Today we live in a world which is both real and virtual and, at times, the boundaries between the two become blurred - with tragic results.

    Amanda Todd, a 15-year-old teenager, decided in September to take her own life. In her short life she had suffered a degree of depression and anxiety which made death more desirable." More...

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  • Keio, Japan at the Stephen Perse Foundation

    Published 18/12/16

    We were delighted to welcome Keio Shonan Fujisawa High School from Yokohama, Japan to spend two weeks with us before half term. Four students stayed with their host families and enjoyed classes in Yr 10 and L6th as well as helping out in the Junior School and Prep-Prep. We are honoured to have such a link with this eminent school in Japan which is linked to one of Japan's most famous universities. We look forward to developing the link and also reporting on the return leg when Stephen Perse students visit Keio. For more information on the exchange visit our sixth form website.

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  • 132nd birthday assembly provides Olympic inspiration

    Published 18/12/16

    The Stephen Perse Foundation held a birthday assembly today to celebrate its 132nd birthday, and invited former student PC Claire Young to speak at the event. Claire left the school in 1997, and initially trained as a biochemist working in dermatology, before changing direction and going into the Metropolitan Police Force in 2002.

    Claire applied to be part of the Paralympic torch relay security team (TES) and beat 750 applicants to become one of the 36 runners ensuring the safety of the Olympic flame, torches and cauldron, along with briefing the torchbearers. The relay ran for 70 days, covering 8,000 miles from Land’s End to London. They were responsible for 8,000 torch bearers, with 450 people travelling in convoy to support the journey.

    Students from across the Foundation heard about inspiring local heroes, celebrities and sporting greats that Claire met on her journey, how she had to stay fit to cope with the gruelling programme – 32 miles of running every day! One of her many highlights was running with Mia, the daughter of PC David Rathbone (the policeman blinded by Raoul Moat who died 3 weeks before the torch relay). Mia chose to carry the torch in her fathers’ name wearing a blindfold, which was hugely inspirational. Another highlight was watching Michael Johnson sprint around Stonehenge as dawn was breaking on the 55th day of the relay.

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  • Blog Post: Honesty is ALWAYS the best policy

    Published 18/12/16

    Our latest blog post is now available on the Cambridge News website, entitled 'Honesty is ALWAYS the best policy'. To read the full blog post, please click on the link below.

    Honesty is ALWAYS the best policy
    "I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here" - I must confess that I am not an avid viewer of this TV series, yet the guest list is difficult to ignore when a headline participant is MP Nadine Dorries. So a politician is now a celebrity. In an age transformed by multimedia is there some merit in a politician seeking to connect with the wider public through a popular reality show, given polling records demonstrate a worrying lack of political engagement?

    "Certainly this is Ms Dorries' justification for her briefer than expected sojourn in the jungle. I am confident that the viewers of this programme will now easily be able to identify Ms Dorries on the back benches, which is not the case with the vast majority of our MPs. But are they any the wiser about her political convictions?" More...

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  • Stephen Perse Foundation releases 'Day in a Life' film

    Published 18/12/16

    On Tuesday 15 November 2011, students and staff in the Senior School and Sixth Form College were given iPads and told to film their day; they were asked to capture the inner-workings of the school.

    The project, inspired by Oscar-winning Kevin Macdonald's cinematic experiment 'Life in a Day', the film footage captured by students and staff provides a really unique insight into our school.

    We hope you enjoy the film.

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  • Year 1 and 2 sail the high seas with Viking boat project

    Published 18/12/16

    The Year 1 and 2 children at the City Pre Prep have been involved in a boat building project with Mr Bett, Head of Design at the Senior School.

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  • Blog Post: Tensions of technology and ethics

    Published 18/12/16

    Our latest blog post is now available on the Cambridge News website, entitled 'Tensions of technology and ethics'. To read the full blog post, please click on the link below.

    Tensions of technology and ethics
    "Children born today could live until they are 150. I learnt this startling fact last week from Megan Smith, Vice President of Google, who makes it her business to think about the future. Megan was a member of a panel of speakers who visited our school as part of Silicon Valley Comes to the UK (@svc2uk) to inspire our students about the world of entrepreneurship." 
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  • Blog Post: 'The value of heroes, warts 'n all'

    Published 18/12/16

    Our latest blog post is now available on the Cambridge News website, entitled 'The value of heroes, warts 'n all'. To read the full blog post, please click on the link below.

    The value of heroes, warts 'n all
    "How do we explain the enduring appeal of James Bond? As the Bond franchise celebrates 50 years of success on the big screen, it is timely to reflect on our love affair with this most famous secret agent. Indeed the Queen's very own 'Skyfall' at the Olympic opening ceremony was the ultimate validation of Bond's unique position in Her Majesty's Secret Service. The character of Bond is intriguing. Although complex, James Bond 007 is unquestionably a hero. Flawed perhaps but a hero nonetheless. So is the attraction of Bond about our need for a hero?" More...

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  • Dinosaurs

    Published 18/12/16

    The Pre-Prep’s summer dinosaur adventure has begun and the children will be spending the rest of the term at different locations around Cambridge investigating their ideas about dinosaurs.

    In the first week of term Year 1 and Year 2 children spent the afternoon measuring dinosaur sculptures in the grounds of Jesus College.

    After seeing the sculptures and comparing the dimensions to the dimensions of real dinosaurs the children clearly began to understand just how large the dinosaurs were. ‘They were massive’ said Charlie.

    Thank you to Jesus College for allowing us to visit the sculptures.

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