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EDUCATION: Finding the keys to success

A report this week emphasised the value of learning an instrument. Margaret Holness went to hear how it was done in one school

ONE morning in March this year, the head of the Stock Exchange, Xavier Rolet, and his senior colleagues had some VIP guests for breakfast. They were pupils of St Paul's and All Hallows', a primary School in Tottenham, north London, there at the invitation of M. Rolet, who had visited their school weeks earlier.

A talented amateur pianist, M. Rolet had heard of the beneficial effect of the school's unusual instrumental-music programme, and wanted to see it in action. The ...

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A man in tune with his times

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The challenges that the new C of E reports duck

Linda Woodhead finds the proposed remedies for the numerical decline of the Church too clerical and too congregational  Read More

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