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Whitby Students Skype with Syrian Refugees

A mother and daughter forced from their home in Aleppo achieved notoriety after the mother, Fatemah (@FatemahAlabed), started a Twitter account for her daughter Bana (@AlabedBana), to document their experience of trying to simply stay alive while under constant threat of bombing. Whitby students had the opportunity to Skype with them. Continue Reading →

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Getting Girls into Tech: Founder of ‘Girls Who Code’ Shares Advice with Greenwich Girls

Reshma Saujani who founded Girls Who Code and who has a wildly popular TED Talk “Teach Girls Bravery, Not Perfection,” addressed girls from Greenwich High School, Greenwich Academy, Stanwich School, Whitby School, Convent of the Sacred Heart and Greenwich Country Day School. Saujani urged the girls to work on becoming brave, and to embrace risk-taking and failure rather than limit themselves to what they are good at and aiming for perfection.
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Touch a Truck is a Blast Despite a Few Raindrops

Some rain did little to dampen the spirits of hundreds of small children who marveled at the trucks lined up in the Greenwich Town hall parking lot on Sunday. There were fire trucks, dump trucks, ambulances, police cars and some serious towing equipment. Other highlights of the event included the Bossy Frog Band which played for an enthusiastic group of dancers and hoppers under the archway behind town hall. Under the sheltered arches, there was also painting with Pinot’s Palette, animals from Critter Caravan, among others. Alessandra Messineo Long, outgoing Junior League of Greenwich president, said that earlier in the morning the bouncy castles were really popular and eager children had lined up before the event even opened at 10:00am. Continue Reading →

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Whitby Magic: Bryan Nixon Instills a Passion for Learning

In an interview with Bryan Nixon, Head of School at Whitby, talk revolves around inspiring passion. The Irishman who grew up during ‘the troubles’ was taught nonetheless to embrace different perspectives, an approach he passes along to Whitby students. The enrollment at Whitby has swelled from 393 to 441 since he arrived three years ago. Continue Reading →

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