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  • Enjoy your summer, take advantage of the opportunity for rest and renewal.

    Published 08/07/21, by Liz Callan

    The delay to Step 4 of the Government’s ‘roadmap out of lockdown’ has meant a quieter end to the school year than we had all hoped, but as another extraordinary school year draws to a close I do not want to dwell on the challenges, but rather to focus on the achievements of the past term.

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  • Think Before You Post

    Published 24/06/21, by Liz Callan

    2 June 2021, you are 27 years old and having been sacked by Yorkshire in 2014 for ‘unprofessional behaviour’, and subsequently failing to secure a contract at Hampshire you have just played your first day of test cricket at Lord's and taken your first test wicket. This should be a day of celebration.

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  • Taking Responsibility

    Published 10/06/21, by Liz Callan

    Every day I spend forty minutes, each way, commuting to and from Warwick School. Initially I viewed this commute negatively, as a waste of my time, time that would be better spent either at school or at home with my family. Both these things are still true, but I have come to enjoy the commute rather than merely tolerating it.

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  • Curiosity

    Published 27/05/21, by Liz Callan

    One of the values we seek to foster as part of the Warwick Way is Curiosity, but exactly what is curiosity and why is it so valuable.

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  • Why do we play sport?

    Published 06/05/21, by Liz Callan

    Saturday 24 April was a great day. The sun was out, it felt like summer was on its way and for the first time in over a year I watched Warwick School boys playing competitive sport, it truly felt like the beginning of the return to normal. 

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  • Eudaimonia, Virtue Theory and the Warwick Way

    Published 22/04/21, by Liz Callan

    As the first full week of the Summer Term draws to a close, I write this blog looking forward to tomorrow and watching Warwick School boys playing competitive sport against another school for the first time in over a year. Consequently, even though for now at least, most day-to-day arrangements remain the same, I am filled with optimism that the coming weeks will bring a gradual return to normal.

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  • Courage and Perseverance ​​​​​​​

    Published 26/03/21, by Viki McNulty
    At midday on Tuesday, to mark the anniversary of the first lockdown, the school observed a minute’s silence as part of a national day of reflection on the Covid pandemic.  None of us has escaped unscathed from the ordeal of Covid-19. Be
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  • Life Lessons from Space

    Published 11/03/21, by Liz Callan

    It has been a real pleasure to welcome the boys back to school this week. It has also been fantastic to see them laughing and enjoying each other’s company once again.

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  • Creativity and Courage

    Published 25/02/21, by Liz Callan

    We have worked hard to keep things as normal as possible, to offer the full curriculum along with a broad and high-quality programme of co-curricular activities.

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  • Bury yourselves in a good book (or two)

    Published 11/02/21, by Liz Callan

    Today another half-term of remote schooling comes to an end. The entire school community can be extremely proud of what has been achieved over the past five and a half weeks.

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  • Desert Island Discs

    Published 13/01/21, by Liz Callan

    In last Thursday’s start of term assembly, I encouraged the boys to search for the silver lining to the cloud of lockdown. In this week’s assembly I spoke about the joy and value of reading.

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  • 11 December 2020

    Published 10/12/20, by Liz Callan

    Christmas is coming.  As we near the end of what has been a uniquely challenging term, even though this Christmas may be slightly different, it is with great joy that I write these words! 

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