Category: School

To Lighten Your Mood – 28 April 2013

Every Sunday night, around this time, I quietly sit alone and reflect on the week that is ending. The conversations I’ve had, jokes I’ve been told, things I’ve read, videos I’ve seen, radio I’ve listened to. All that kind of thing. Here I share a link to webpage that made me smile.

Furze Platt Shake: Making Of and Reaction – 4 March 2013

As the Furze Platt Harlem Shake video notches up 5.5k views, I reflect on the great reaction the video received on Twitter. In a world in which spontaneity is increasingly hampered by risk assessment and bureaucracy, it was refreshing to see this video pulled off so successfully, so quickly.

Theresa May MP at Furze Platt – 23 November 2012

The current season of weekly Seniores seminars – “interesting talks by interesting people about interesting things” – is coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean the quality of the speakers is beginning to dwindle. Quite the opposite, as Rt Hon Theresa May, MP for Maidenhead and UK Home Secretary, approached the school to talk about her work, and this afternoon spoke to a 70-strong audience of Furze Platt students and teachers.