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That is not simply a desire to clock up many more activities than other independent schools, remarkable enough as that is. We believe that these activities are worthwhile per se, they develop character and they are inclusive. When in Abraham Maslow first published his hierarchy of needs, at a very basic level and just above the essentials of food, drink and safety, come the psychological needs of belonging and friendship.
In a close community such as ours where teachers really understand boys and girls, and where profound friendships are formed, we not only observe, but we build and enrich the human condition.
Those friendships, I am delighted to say, are clearly life-long, judging from the turnout of young and old OBs on Barnardian Day last Sunday and at our annual OB dinners in London. Moreover, the altruism and generosity of several OBs this year to their old School has, as the Chairman has noted, been touching and gratefully received. Sadly in this country many young people do not value or experience community life. I had the very good fortune this year to speak to Prof.
Basing his studies on 22 years of empirical evidence and on the philosophies of Mill, Bentham, Aristotle and Jesus Christ, he is utterly convinced that caring for others and having a robust sense of self-esteem have direct and rewarding personal, organizational and ultimately national benefits.
I discussed with him how our programme of activities and our pastoral care aim to provide a sense of community and a set of values which can withstand the nihilism of militant modern society which can be so destructive and negative in its default response to almost anything worthy or courageous. The Minister for Education, Michael Gove, who also enjoyed an independent education, took a swipe at independent schools last month in a speech at Brighton College when he said that it was morally indefensible that executive appointments in so many careers were dominated by men and women who had been independently educated; he said that such privilege was wrong.
The silliness of that aspiration is already becoming apparent. We do not believe in, nor do we practise privilege — it is a concept that is alien and repulsive to our values in this school. It smacks of pretentiousness and complacency, laziness and inequity and it has no place here, just as it has no place in the homes of our children or among the parents and grandparents who work hard, invest and expect value for money. Mr Chairman, I will conclude with a parable that happens to be true.
On a typical wintery Wednesday afternoon this year I entered the dining hall to observe one of the most fiercely-contested senior house competitions. There were the House captains, directing operations, the monitors dashing back and forward, and a legion of younger boys and girls doing everything within their power to impress Mrs Ellison and be awarded first place in Cake Decorating. I approached the Tees House table where an army of boys, wearing green ties which had recently been enhanced with icing sugar, melted chocolate and food colouring, were pondering their sticky creation while eating the various confections that they had bought with which to decorate it.
Returning my attention to the Tees table, I said the only thing that seemed reasonable: Mr Chairman I conclude my report with the undertaking to continue in all areas to strive for excellence, not privilege. Used the time to create slide show on recent visit to Istanbul. A great way of keeping up to date. February 20th - Painting with light at Teesdale School today - great fun and some good images.
Hope they manage to sort out signs advertising the premises soon. At least I have a few weeks to be able to do so. January 30th - Another session at Teesdale School - macro work today.
One lass even claimed what she had learnt helped her with her interview for a college film making course. Some fantastic images in the various categories and chuffed that one of mine - Evening Dipper - was selected. Could not get the bike out of fourth gear! Have had an E since December and it is now going back to Nokia for third time having been giving trouble since early June.
Not their best phone as I have never had any problems with them before. Photographed the Supreme Champion being awarded his trophy. What a shame it will never be able to fly again.
August 30th - Printed more cards to get ready for the Bowes show on the 10th September. Got cold again on the moors waiting for the Black Grouse once more!
July 30th - Most enjoyable day at the Sunderland Air Show - despite getting soaked by the incoming tide! The Breitling girls have some pluck they way they move around the wing of those biplanes! Lovely to see the Vulcan in the air - what power from those engines when on full! Was very pleased with the comments received re the images on show. Neighbours very kindly helped me unload while thanks to John for helping me get all the prints on the wall and levelled up - all very much appreciated.
Processed several images from last nights Castle Players performance and sent them to the Northern Echo. June 28th - Just had email to say two of my images reached the semi-finals of the Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year - these will be on display in my Exhibition next month.
The unofficial boat race took place again - several people got very wet! April 18th - Teesdale Artist Network AGM tonight and discovered that all the members - bar me - wish to change the dates of the "Open Studios" to an earlier time when I am always occupied so am not able to take part - most disappointing!! Hope the Club members like the photos in their magazine when they see them.
Workshops to prepare for Barnard Castle Meet weekend - Art & Leisure - Teesdale Mercury
March 22nd - Just been advised that my images have passed the vetting procedure to allow me to join the Teesdale Artists Network - should be good fun. They were out enjoying the early sun and sheltering from the breeze. They really do blend in with their surroundings. Have not seen fog like that for quite a while. Well flattened is the polite expression to use! Wonder how my hide on the moors survived?
It is probably in the next county by now! Extracted images now with Art Director for completion of the poster. Amazing to think it has survived at least years. Had some good views of Crossbills on the Stang before a networking meeting in Darlington Business Club this evening. February 25th - Wedding book delivered to expressions of delight - always lovely to hear the client is happy with the results. Spent the day at Hardwick Hall covering a corporate briefing - constantly changing interior lights from a fixed position at the back of a large hall.
High ISO was the order of the day. Looking forward to seeing how they come back to me. Ordered three copies of the "The Glorious Twelfth" on the 31st and they arrived with me today - that is excellent service from my supplier. Have also made the book "The Glorious Twelfth" available for online purchase - where you can also see a preview. Blurb have another book of the same title - they won't get confused as the other one is about the 12th July in Northern Ireland! January 31st - More unsolicited feedback from the book "The Glorious Twelfth".
A copy was presented to the estate owner on Saturday night and was very well received. Suckling piglets on the farm project. Great resolution to my earlier paper query - the mill agree with me and are replacing all the material - the sign of a good company is the way they deal with problems.
A lot of hard work put into making it so good. You certainly do not get a second chance with these birds!
Slightly hesitant at first but then it realised where it was and headed off. These hill farmers really do work hard in the elements. So wet underfoot even the dump trucks were struggling to move. Needless to say the only way you find out is by staying in all day and waiting Who is the customer?
Wonder if I could run my business that way? Has highlighted that the paper issue I raised has not been resolved - must chase next week. December 19th - Christening this afternoon in St. The snow held off but it was cold outside and no-one seemed too keen on hanging around outside the church afterwards!
Back to the Morritt Arms for some "warmer" photos. In the aftermath, Aubigny offers his men leave if they wish; none accept. A second assault sees the Danes' siege tower destroyed by a trebuchet crafted by the defenders from within the castle. John's forces then attempt to starve out the defenders. The Archbishop is informed that Prince Louis is biding his time in France and negotiating with John, and sets off in haste to expedite affairs.
As the season turns to winter, the hunger of the castle's occupants continue; Marshall leaves the castle under cover of night and then returns ahead of his pursuers with food stolen from the Danish camp. The castle morale is bolstered by Marshall's act and he gives in to the advances of Cornhill's young wife Isabel, breaking his Templar vows.
The Danish leader, Tiberius, threatened by John to take the castle or risk the King reneging on their bargain, adopts a different approach in his next attack and manages to sneak a small force of men over the walls before dawn to open the castle gates from within.
Guy discovers the infiltrators and sounds the alarm, but it is too late. Tiberius leads the charge into the castle grounds while his Danes slaughter the garrison. During the chaos, d'Aubigny is wounded and left behind in the chaos of the retreat. Marshall recovers in time to don his knight's battle armour and charge the Danes on his war-horse, buying time for the survivors to pull back to the keep. Aubigny is dragged before the King and forced to watch as the hands of two prisoners are chopped off.
After a defiant verbal exchange with John, he is subjected to the same fate and then hurled by the castle trebuchet into a keep wall.