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JUGGLING HEAD IMPROVES STRUGGLING PUPILS'S CONFIDENCE

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The Guardian (p2) reports that pupils and staff at Merrywood secondary school in Bristol, which finished near the b...
The Guardian (p2) reports that pupils and staff at Merrywood secondary school in Bristol, which finished near the bottom of exam league tables last year, has introduced two-day courses in juggling to increase self-confidence and improve performances. The courses are run by Chris Lindup, the headteacher, who decided to introduce juggling after taking part in a business management course.

The last school Lindup headed also took part in the experiment, and Lindup noted that: 'The school went from 6% of pupils gaining GCSE grades A to C to 30%.' The Guardian also quotes chairman of Bristol City Council's education committee John Ashton: 'What Chris is doing is brilliant. It is exactly the sort of leadership needed to deliver in a difficult area.'
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