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Formation | It's Time to Leave your Legacy

20 June 2018

Given the context of his arrival is very different to ours I will compare his legacy to another legacy that we might be more familiar with – The All Blacks. The loss of the Irish rugby team to the Wallabies recently was no surprise to this perpetually frustrated Irish supporter yet the All Blacks win over France was consolation for me as I am also a closet All Blacks fan. Here’s how I reckon the most successful sports team, in any code ever, is similar to Ambrose.

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What Does Formation Even Mean

13 June 2018

Strangely enough, this was a question I received from a learned teacher from a fellow EREA school. According to Webster’s Dictionary, to ‘form’ something is to ‘deliberately mould’. Interestingly, this is what parents and schools have been doing for centuries!

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That Time of Year Again…

06 June 2018

Anxiety. We all have it. A certain amount of anxiety is useful. It is a signal that some sort of danger is ahead and a primal response to help you to avoid it. Think about how you feel when you have bought a car, invested a large sum on money or had to present a report to your boss. You probably felt a bit stressed or insecure and that is totally normal to experience some anxiety (Eisold, 2011). It is important to understand that our young boys and men might start experiencing stress or feel insecure and this is a normal and natural part of life.

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Raising the Change Makers

15 May 2018

‘Be who you want to be, not what you want to be.’

With this pertinant statement in mind, the Year 7 students engaged in their 2018 Retreat Day exploring a variety of topics including mindfulness, social media awareness, self-regulation and equality as well as exploring the stories of three very influential men.

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