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As I stood and read one of the plaques in the Peace Park in Hiroshima, a myriad of emotions ran through my mind; part of which imagined myself there on the 6th August 1945. It was early in the morning; people were starting their day, thinking of what they had to do, how their relatives were and many just normal musings. Little did they know that an airplane was moving...

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Paradoxically, it appears to me that all modern airports look alike. So much so that if one does not pay too much attention to the advertising or the names of cafes and restaurants, it is possible to contemplate that one is in some neutral zone; a holding place. Certainly that is how I felt when I arrived in Hiroshima Airport, although I do have to state that I was impressed...

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So the world mourns the passing of a man. Not just any man, but somebody rather special: Nelson Mandela. The corroboration of his acceptance as a leader and inspirational figure can be found in the abbreviation of his name. To many around the world he is simply “Mandela,” but to those in his beloved South Africa he was referred to affectionately as “Madiba.” Mandela's ill health and numerous periods of...

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Having now lived and worked in India for a number of months, it is time to ask myself whether I feel any clearer about the metaphor that is implicit in the phrase “Incredible India.” Certainly, having traveled around certain areas of the country and, perhaps far more importantly, having interacted with some of its many citizens, I have a little more knowledge and understanding than was the case when I...

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There are moments as a teacher, or as a Head of School, where all you can do is to sit back and marvel at what your students are doing. It actually happens on far more occasions than we sometimes care to remember, but on every occasion there is that sensation of goose bumps and the inevitable tension in your chest. This afternoon, at the Gotham Comedy Club, was no exception,...

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We are excited to be in a position where we are able to communicate to you the locations that the school will be studying and living in for the 2013-2014 school year. The 2013-2014 school year will be divided into two terms, as was the case this year, and once again we will be requiring our students to join us in an intersession when they will engage in very different...

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The Boston Marathon, just like any official marathon, is the supreme test of an athlete’s ability to sustain the physical, emotional and psychological stresses associated with running 42.195 kilometers or 26 miles and 385 yards. Such a race always produces a number of runners who never cross the finishing line because they have had an accident, have injured themselves or have lost the will to continue having experienced the ultimate...

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Cognitive development is a field of study in neuroscience and psychology focusing on a child’s development in terms of information processing, conceptual resources, perceptual skills, the learning of language(s) and other aspects of brain development as compared to an adult. In other words, cognitive development is the emergence of the ability to think and understand. An enormous amount of research has been conducted into understanding how a child imagines the...

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Tattooing is the most misunderstood art form in Japan today. Looked down upon for centuries and rarely discussed in social circles, people with tattoos are outcasts in this country, banned from most public spaces such as beaches, bathhouses, and even gyms. Tattoos have an extensive history in Japan, and to truly understand the stigma behind them it is essential to be aware of their significance. The first records of tattoos...

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With THINK Global School’s term in Bosnia and Herzegovina recently concluded, we thought we’d share a few interesting facts about the heart-shaped country with you. Whether you are working on a school project or planning a trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina yourself, we hope you find these seven facts useful!! Fact #1) Sarajevo was the first city in Europe with a full-time electric tram Trams have a long history in...

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Greetings TGS, Long time reader, first time blogger here. Some of you may have noticed that I can be a little patriotic... My friends in Abu Dhabi used to joke that New Zealand has "small country" syndrome because it is always determined to be the best. I think like the Canadians, we are determined not to be seen as the same as our more populated neighbours. With that in mind...

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