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We held a brilliant reunion of former pupils and staff last week at St John’s College, Cambridge. There was a good mixture of recent and not-so-recent leavers, and plenty of cheerful conversation!
The current undergraduates stand in a very long tradition of those who have gone... read more
As a teenager interested in natural history, I read biologist JBS Haldane’s famous essay: “On being the right size.” Why are insects so small? Why do trees grow to 30 feet, but rarely 300 feet?
Everything has a right size, depending on its structures and environment.
LRGS is... read more
“Only connect” was the great motto of novelist E.M. Forster. It is excellent advice in schools as well.
Fifty teachers gathered in Blackburn last week to watch a primary maths lesson in the hall of Lammack Primary School. We had travelled from across Lancashire, but the teacher... read more
All communities teach and transmit values. That is the deepest purpose of a school.
Our ancient motto is one statement of our values. You will lead – do so for the benefit of others. Lead in order to serve: Praesis ut prosis.
Who cares wins is a more recent phrase to sum up... read more
Our Founders’ Day preacher this year, former pupil Stephen Burrow, spoke about times when he had gone beyond his comfort zone. He encouraged us to “step out of the boat”:
“Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat and walked on the water ... (Matthew 14)
It is an... read more
“Prepare students for an international future” is one of the LRGS governors’ strategic priorities. The school has long enjoyed global links – even in the 19th century, some of our boarders came by ship from as far away as Ireland and India.
Boarding lifts the school’s eyes to... read more
It was lovely to welcome families to the school for Boarders’ Open Day at the start of May, which coincided with InspirUS Open Morning, and we are looking forward to opening our gates for the whole school Open Day on June 18th. We are also thrilled to have many Sixth Formers... read more
Summer days are long and light, but looming exams bring the sense that time is in short supply. The brilliant Theodor Seuss Geisel - aka Dr Seuss - knew exactly how that feels:
How did it get so late so soon?
It’s night before it's afternoon.
December is here before it's... read more
You can choose. Choose your subjects, choose where to work, choose how to use your time.
So – choose subjects you enjoy, and subjects you are good at, in a combination that will open doors. GCSEs give grounding and breadth, but Sixth Form is about challenge and choice. You... read more
It is one of psychology’s most famous experiments. Walter Mischel at Stanford University offered young children a choice: One marshmallow now – or wait a few minutes and they could have two. Would they wait for a better reward?
Mischel tracked the progress of his... read more