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Canford Blog

Views from the study

Latest educational and intellectual comment from the Headmaster, senior staff and pupils at Canford School. It includes latest written papers, addresses at assemblies and departmental essays, reflecting the vibrancy and diversity of life at Canford.

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Toby White, Canford's Estate Maintenance Manager

As countries come together to take action towards achieving the world's collective climate goals as part of the Climate Change Conference (COP27), Canford's Estates Maintenance Manager, Toby White, explains recent developments in Canford's ever-increasing focus on energy and carbon performance.  

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Oscar (Upper Sixth) IEA Competition Essay Dorian Fisher Memorial Prize

We are thrilled for Upper Sixth pupil Oscar whose essay entitled “Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon” (Milton Friedman). How useful is Friedman’s argument for understanding the current inflationary pressures?” has been rated in the top 10 among all entries in this year’s Dorian Fisher Memorial Prize organised by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA). 

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Charlie (Upper Sixth) - John Locke Institute Global Essay Competition shortlisted entry

Congratulations to Upper Sixth pupil, Charlie, on being shortlisted in the prestigious John Locke Global Essay Competition 2022. Charlie was awarded a commendation and will attend an awards ceremony in October.

Read More about Are men and women psychologically different? Does it matter?
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Leo (Lower Sixth) - Campaign Policies and Speech

Lower Sixth pupil Leo is currently campaigning as a candidate in the current Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Youth Parliament elections. Here's Leo's policies he is campaigning for during his election campaign to achieve change, and the speech he gave to Canford Sixth Form pupils on 14th February. 

Leo said:

It was wonderful to see so many politically engaged young people taking an interest in the issues faced by #ourgeneration and the policies that #ipromise to implement to #aimforchange."

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Columbus Day?  Or Indigenous People's Day?
Catherine Wray

Throughout the United States many states, cities and schools have this year chosen to celebrate Indigenous People’s Day on the second Monday in October, rather than perpetuate the decades-old Columbus Day tradition.  Sixth Form Hispanist Catherine Wray examines why in this nationally published piece.

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