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“Great oaks from little acorns grow.”
14th century proverb

Focus on nature at British boarding schools

Posted: Jun 18, 2021

Bee keeping at Dauntsey's | Dickinson School Consulting
Lancing College farm | Dickinson School Consulting
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The news that Dauntsey’s is reviving its Bee Club, which originally ran in the early 1970s, provided the impetus for us to focus on nature studies and farming at our British boarding schools.

CCF honour for Wellington School pupil

Posted: Nov 23, 2017

Wellington School's CCF cadet with the Countess of Wessex | Dickinson School Consulting
Wellington School's CCF cadet | Dickinson School Consulting
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The Combined Cadet Force (CCF) is a Ministry of Defence sponsored youth organisation in the United Kingdom. Each CCF is an educational partnership between a school and the Ministry of Defence, and may include Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army or Royal Air Force sections.

Many of the British boarding schools we recommend are active within the CCF, as it provides students with a myriad of opportunities outside the classroom but within disciplined structures.

Taking school to the forest

Posted: Sep 17, 2015

2 pupils enjoying Forest School | Dickinson British School Consulting
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Forest School was developed as part of Scandinavian Early Years education in the 1950s and was introduced in the UK in the mid-1990s. Since then, many British schools have added time for Forest School into the curriculum, especially for younger children.