A bit of light relief for a Friday. This was the intro on a private school website in the UK that I came across back in 2011. It was written by the Headmaster, who also provides further entertainment with his Headmaster’s Blog. Go and have a look once you’ve read this. The link is at the bottom of the article… and this is genuine.
“Awash with flair without drowning in pretentiousness, five hundred year old Bromsgrove is one of Britain’s finest independent schools. It’s a fizzing community with a warm, welcoming personality. Ancient, yes, but as twenty-first century as tomorrow: free from smugness and complacent public school drones. In spectacular facilities, we offer staggering breadth and first division academic performance to over fifteen hundred pupils, aged two to eighteen.
And yet: beware fancy websites and prospectuses. Bromsgrove is a school, not a soundbite: and I am a Headmaster not a marketing consultant. Every School seems to be educating “the whole child” nowadays and if you take the words from one website and stick them in another school’s prospectus you’d hardly know the difference. So, if you want lots of pictures of girls who look like they’ve walked out of shampoo commercials or angelic boys who look like they’ve never been real boys in their lives, please look elsewhere.
But if you want a caring environment offering phenomenal A level performance; the global perspective of the International Baccalaureate; nationally recognised sport; and a creative arts scene delivered with passion and pizzazz in a large, happy community of committed young people, then please do come and visit.”
And no, I’m not checking out UK schools:) but if I was this would be a definite contender. I am going to follow this guy on Twitter. His blog is hilarious!!
Here’s the link: