Before he became one of America’s most famous and influential journalists, Hunter S. Thompson, at just twenty years old, penned an insightful letter to a friend. The letter serves as invaluable advice that any young person should take.
Village after village the banners screamed, “Go Melissa Go” and posters of Melissa in action adorned shop windows for miles. By the end of my summer holiday in eastern Canada I knew all about athlete Melissa Bishop.
He is the man who holds the fate of our schools in his hands. In the fourth of this week’s series of interviews with key education figures, Martin George meets regional schools commissioner Tim Coulson.
As the government’s increasing emphasis on academic subjects sees schools put more focus on modern foreign languages, Martin George talks to one school where the subject has always had a special place.
A Norfolk schoolboy determined to help cancer patients like his late mother has won a scholarship to the prestigious Gordonstoun, the Scottish public school attended by both the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Charles.
When Theresa May first stood on the steps of 10 Downing Street, few realised that her pledge to “help anybody, whatever your background, to go as far as your talents will take you” meant selective education was back on the agenda.
A striking sculpture of a mythological beast, made from a giant redwood tree, has just taken up position ready to greet visitors arriving on the Griffons site of North Walsham’s Paston Sixth Form College.
A city primary school has retained its “good” rating from Ofsted inspectors, just weeks after a senior civil servant handed it an official warning notice over “unacceptably low standards of performance”.