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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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Not only dancing in the aisles

Not only dancing in the aisles

From skateboarding to real ale, churches are being used to engage with their localities in ever more imaginative ways. Pat Ashworth reports  Subscribe to read more

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Listen to the Spirit - on the bus

A new initiative offers an appealing means of encouraging prayer, says Richard Chartres  Subscribe to read more

Thu 11 Feb 16 @ 16:53
Columba agreement between C of E and Church of Scotland not intended to minimise @secsynod https://t.co/Ohttl5ywRC https://t.co/jahsyFDk7x

Thu 11 Feb 16 @ 14:05
RT @diobrizzleGreat piece on skate park @MalmesburyAbbey in @ChurchTimes - a brilliant way of engaging with young people https://t.co/E3dYpZpZOK