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Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Bushcraft and drama boost GCSE success at top state secondary | News:

I came cross this on Twitter this morning it was posted by Tim Daw and I thought you might be interested in it...

"Pupils at London's best state school achieved near-perfect GCSE results — by taking breaks from the pressures of revision to master bushcraft.

A remarkable 92 per cent of exams taken by girls at the Henrietta Barnett School in Hampstead Garden Suburb scored A* or A grades this year.

But headteacher Oliver Blond insists that the intensely competitive nature of modern exams can hold pupils back.

His staff lay on a wide range of activities such as sport, drama, school trips and music to make sure that girls are not excessively hot-housed for their exams. Among the activities this year was a bushcraft survival trip."

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