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Month: May 2020

Mr Cotton’s Dunottar Ramble

26th May 20

Whilst everyone has been away and working hard at home, I’ve had a good wander around the place and discovered a few interesting things about our lovely school. I hope you enjoy this Dunottar factsheet and do have a go at the questions if you like. Scroll to the end for the answers. 1. Dunottar…

Ms Pettet: Will the arts ever be the same again?

18th May 20

I know that this may seem to be a bold, emotive question. However, having reflected on the effects of the pandemic in recent weeks, it is a question that I feel is important to consider. To set some context, the arts industry, whilst only one of many industries effected in recent weeks, employs 300,000 people…

Mr Tottman: The books that have influenced me

13th May 20

Dunottar’s Headmaster discusses his love of reading and how it can improve our connectedness to a wider community by providing insights into the lives of others, inspiring creativity, challenging our thinking and cultivating empathy. The book I am currently reading Jo Nesbo’s latest book, The Knife. Jo Nesbo is a bestselling Norwegian crime writer. The…

Mrs Lewis: It all started with a box of books

1st May 20

When I was eight, my aunt visited, with her car packed to the roof with boxes of books that she had enjoyed as a child. There were so many of them, that my father built rows of bookshelves in my bedroom, rows so high that I needed a chair to reach the top one. It was from that moment that I became a voracious reader. I went…

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