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Deputy Head's Blog: Wellbeing at Edenhurst

Posted on 3rd Oct 2018 by Chris Barnes

The topic of wellbeing is, rightly, being given much more prominence within our society as a whole. Gone are the days of merely being told to ‘pull yourself together’ or ‘get on with it’; there is a much greater recognition that the whole person needs to be cared for. Mens sana in corpore sano - a healthy mind in a healthy body. In his blog last fortnight, Mr.

Individualised Learning: The Project Fortnight

Posted on 29th Jun 2018 by Chris Barnes

A collective sigh of relief went up two weeks ago as revision folders were put away until next year and a different focus took hold around Edenhurst - that of individual projects.  Each year group has taken this time to explore a specific theme, chosen with their form teacher. Amongst these have been Toys in the Past (Form 1); Plastic Reduction (Prep 3); World Wildlife (Prep 4); and Leavers’ Books (Prep 6), as well as their business project that came to fruition at the Summer Fayre.

The Benefits of Residentials

Posted on 24th May 2018 by Chris Barnes

At Edenhurst, one of the key ways in which we enrich the curriculum is through real-life experiences and trips.  One of the most important of these is the residential experience, where children live with each other, develop their interpersonal skills and help them to become better leaders, as well as building trust and respect.