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bessa ambassador: A Letter to My 17-Year-Old Self

Date Posted: Sunday, October 7th, 2018

Dear Ruben,

I am sitting here at my desk in a comfortably cool air-conditioned office, papers for reading piled high and an agenda full of meetings.  Looking through the large floor-to-ceiling window ahead, I can see the harbour filled with

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Character Education is what world leaders need today

Date Posted: Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

In this article, Dr Eve Poole, Chairman of the Board of Governors at Gordonstoun, explains why the school chose to participate in research about the value of “character education” in later life.  Gordonstoun’s curriculum combines academic rigour with a wide range of

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BESSA Alumni: My son chose well

Date Posted: Friday, September 28th, 2018

BESSA alumni, Nan-Yoong Rin shares his experience with us about how attending BESSA helped him and his son, Josh, gain a better understanding about British boarding.

“BESSA was like a well organised supermarket of fine foods” says Rin.  With no

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BESSA In-Session: Sheridan Steen on How Boarding Schools Cater for Special Needs

Date Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Sheridan Steen, Founder & Director of Dyslexia School Search (DSS), shares with us her journey as a parent of a dyslexic child and how British schools can help provide a strong foundation for a SEN child.

Today’s companies such as

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Education is GREAT Britain: Global Lessons from British Boarding

Date Posted: Thursday, September 20th, 2018

The GREAT Britain campaign showcases the best of all the UK has to offer the world, and its boarding schools with long-standing traditions are continuing to innovate and deliver world-class education.  BESSA speaks to Coen Armstrong, recently graduated after five years at

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Preparing for Boarding: A Psychological Perspective

Date Posted: Monday, September 10th, 2018

When parents prepare their children for the big step of sending them overseas for the first time, it is usually approached pragmatically and instinctively.  At BESSA, we decided to take a look from a different perspective: The Psychology of Human Needs.

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Interview: How boarding prepared us for university

Date Posted: Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Stephanie Cheah, founder of BESSA, speaks to students at the schools show about how their boarding school experiences will help them at university.

There are many reasons why parents decide to choose the boarding school route for their children, but one of

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The Power of Online Learning

Date Posted: Sunday, May 20th, 2018

With improved technology online learning has really taken off.  Children and adults across the globe are suddenly able to access a whole host of different teaching options online.  Harriet Blomefield of Keystone Tutors elaborates on the importance and versatility of e-learning.

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My Sixth Form in Britain

Date Posted: Monday, May 7th, 2018

Jia Jun Tan, 18, reflects on the last two years of his Sixth Form experience at Charterhouse School in England, describing it as “eye-opening and enriching”.  Jia Jun is now serving military service in the Singapore army.

Having lived my

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