Published on July 21, 2014
ARDINGLY news 2 A THE EDITORIAL TEAM Headmaster Peter Green Editors Jennie Curran / Gesa Pauleierborn Photography ‘The Ardingly Paparazzi’ Design and Production www.mercerdesign.co.uk FROM THE HEAD MASTER I am writing this when it seems that all the boys and girls are in the throes o public examinations, whether it be International GCSEs, AS Level, A Level or IB. There is a strange sense o tranquillity, but incredible energy buzzing about the place. This is my nal term as Headmaster at Ardingly, but I will continue to be a parent next year, and I am very much looking orward to gossiping with other parents in the car park or in the local hostelries. It is going to be an extremely dicult place or the Greens to leave – it really is wonderul. We have had seven brilliant years and I am very envious o my successor, Ben Figgis, who will be taking over the reins o this magnicent school in September. My portrait has been painted recently – a very strange experience. I think it’s probably a process similar to being embalmed, but those who will come to see the portrait – more than likely hanging in the Under – will spot a rug (no, not a hairpiece) hanging behind me: a rug that has been in each o the homes the Green amily has lived in and is the rst item to come out o the removal van and be placed on the foor o the new house, meaning home. There will always be a part o Ardingly which means home to us. Recently I have been reading some o the writings o Kurt Hahn, one o the ounding athers o the International Baccalaureate. There is an inscription ound on the wall o his amily home in Belgium bearing the motto, ‘There is FRONT COVER IMAGE: Old Ardinian, Jonathan Scafdi, at our frst Dinosaur Dig event. Jonathan is studying Geology with the Open University. BRING THIS PUBLICATION TO LIFE Whenever you see the Aurasma logo on a page, you will know we have added some digital content to it, such as a video, pictures or animation. Go to iTunes to download the Aurasma application onto a mobile phone or tablet, hold the device over the photo and enjoy the interactive experience.