Mr Greenwood plans a Caesarian selection

James Greenwood, the teacher who has introduced classics to the curriculum at Prince Andrew School, has run into a problem with his plan to stage a RomanĀ feast for his pupils. He’s made anĀ internet appeal for advice after failing to find a key ingredient in the island shops. Read more in The Column.

School top job requires a head for humour

The ability to laugh in the face of adversity is not exactly a required qualification for St Helena’s next head teacher, but it might come in handy. Whoever gets the job – at a salary close to the bottom of the UK scale for heads – should clearly not be afraid of a challenge. Back […]

Must do better: poor school report spells ‘bleak’ future (comments added)

The writing is on the blackboard for St Helena’s economy if islanders don’t wake up to low marks in their schools. A report finds standards are poor, teachers lack training, and without radical change, the jobs outlook is bleak. People may gaze at the sky all they like, and dream of the wealth that a […]