Shrewsbury School 'SparkPoint'

'SparkPoint' is a new online micro-magazine produced each week by our Deputy Head (Academic), Maurice Walters.

It offers an opportunity for pupils and staff to spend a few moments exploring areas of knowledge, culture and experience that are off the beaten track and which might not necessarily form part of the formal curriculum. The magazine explores all areas of human endeavour, from pioneering exploration to ground-breaking literature. Its objective is to provide an opportunity for reflection and inspiration and an encouragement to engage in creativity as part of a balanced educational diet.

The latest editions are published as pdf files below.

Latest Editions

2017

Monday 20 February 2017

  • Shrewsbury School SparkPoint - 'Love is in the Air'
    This week's issue is themed around 'love'.

    Please click on the image below to open 'Shrewsbury School SparkPoint - Love is in the Air' as a pdf file:


Friday 10 February 2017

  • Shrewsbury School SparkPoint - 'Back to the Beginning'
    This week's issue celebrates the work of those who have theorised about what might have happened at the dawn of time.

    Please click on the image below to open 'Shrewsbury School SparkPoint - Back to the Beginning' as a pdf file:


Wednesday 25 January 2017

  • Shrewsbury School SparkPoint - 'The Year of the Rooster'
    This week's special festive edition celebrates Chinese New Year and features the music of Tan Dun, the writings of Lao She and the dance choreography of Jin Xing.

    Please click on the image below to open 'Shrewsbury School SparkPoint - The Year of the Rooster' as a pdf file:


Tuesday 17 January 2017

  • Shrewsbury School SparkPoint - The Making of Modernism
    This week's issue of the micro-magazine written by Deputy Head (Academic) Maurice Walters introduces some of the artists, writers and musicians who have shaped and explored the concept of Modernism.

    Please click on the image below to open 'Shrewsbury School SparkPoint - The Making of Modernism' as a pdf file:



Monday 9 January 2017

  • Shrewsbury School SparkPoint - The Fire of Rebellion
    "From literature through to art and music, there is no more potent inspiration for remarkable creativity than the notion of rebellion".  The latest issue of the weekly micro-magazine written by Deputy Head (Academic) Maurice Walters explores the beginning of the Ming Dynasty, the writings of Margaret Atwood and the work of American conceptual artist Adrian Piper, and introduces a new event entitled 'Little Bohemia' that will take place in school next week.

    Please click on the image below to open 'Shrewsbury School SparkPoint - The Fire of Rebellion' as a pdf file: