Articles by Richard Tubb

Animal Farm by George Orwell

The Nation’s Favourite School Book

We thought that by reminding people of the books they enjoyed at school, it could encourage people to set aside some time, put the kettle on and begin reading again.


Permission Forms: Why are they important?

What is a Permission form and Why do I need to complete and return it to OHS?


Student Insights – Jess’s Story

I loved the freedom of home education and thrived in learning this way.


Hanukkah, 17th December

Lasting for eight days, Hanukkah begins on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev, this year the 17th December.


Into Film Festival

All festival films are supported by an exciting mix of resources, activities and guides for educators.


Napoleon Bonaparte: Exile, Victory, Defeat.

In 1805, after three years of peace under the control of Napoleon Bonaparte, France was again at war with Britain, and then with Russia and Austria. The British achieved an important naval victory against Napoleon in 1805 at Trafalgar, which led Napoleon to abandoning the plans he’d had to invade England. Rather than admit total […]


Napoleon Bonaparte: A career of triumph and disaster

Napoleon began his education at the military college of Brienne, before moving on to the military academy in Paris.


The First Men on the Moon

21st July 1969 will be forever remembered as the day that mankind set foot on the surface of the moon for the very first time.


The 100 Years War

On July 17th, in 1453, the English army was beaten by the French at the Battle of Castillon. This battle marked the beginning of the end of a period of warfare between England and France, known as the Hundred Years War. This war was in fact a series of battles, which were punctuated by periods […]


Blue-Sky Thinking

It’s summer, and perhaps we shall see some blue skies overhead. A nice sight, certainly, but is it anything more? Blue-Sky means having the pleasant appearance of a blue sky. A completely blue sky has no opaque objects, in other words no clouds. Similarly, Blue-Sky Thinking was considered to be empty thinking (i.e. a blue […]


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