Month: June 2020

Mrs van Duijvenvoorde: Oh, the places you’ll go

29th June 20

Travel has always been one of my favourite things to do; to me, there is no better way to learn about something than to see it and experience it. Travel also allows us to bring rich variety into our lives as we try new things and meet new people. As Paulo Coelo says: “IF YOU…

Mrs Boden: History and its relevance to the present

22nd June 20

As I write this, we are certainly living in unprecedented times – the COVID-19 pandemic, the Black Lives Matter campaign and the technological revolution that is enabling us to teach virtually. As a history teacher, these events have reinforced for me the importance of teaching History and the impact our lessons can and should be…

Winners Announced of Dunottar’s Funny Faces Art Competition

15th June 20

During an unprecedented period of school closure, Dunottar School launched its “Funny Faces” art competition to all Year 5 pupils in the local area. Pupils were asked to create a face based on the work of Giuseppe Arcimboldo, an Italian painter, best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of objects such as fruits,…

Mr Kokott: Social media – actual selves versus ideal selves

15th June 20

COVID-19 has given us all an opportunity to stop and reflect on what is important in our lives. It has provided a unique experience where we have been forced to look at life from a different angle. The psychology of social media, and the fabricated world it recreates, has always been an interest of mine….

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