Category: Thought for the Day

Endings and New Beginnings…

24th August 2013….no trip to India….no daily blogs…no questions about our passage…no stepping out of our comfort zone…WAIT! Ignore that last one. It’s the end of August which means for many people new challenges ahead. What with A-level results, GCSE results and a new academic year a lot of us are having to once again…
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August 24, 2013 0

You Only Live Once

The wonderful Kieron Davies has written a blog for us. Read below and enjoy! YOLO, you only live once. This little fad started around the end of 2012 and has only become bigger. Different social groups have taken ‘you only live once’ and interpreted it to mean very different things, some for the better and…
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August 17, 2013 1

Early Days

Chennai Challenge has been running for 6 years now, and although we are not travelling to India this year we have taken 50 volunteers out to Chennai over those 6 years, and seen some wonderful things happen and developments made. Our relationship with Madras YMCA has grown, allowing our team members to see more of the work…
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August 10, 2013 0

All the World’s a Stage

…and all the men and women merely players.” I love my Shakespeare.  I suppose it is to be expected when I trained as an actor for 3 years and have been involved in theatre from a young age.  Recently my parents asked me to come to a Shakespeare Party they were hosting, and perform some…
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July 13, 2013 1

Change….WHAT?!

Change… we all go through it, whether it is the transition from one school to another, to a new home, to a new job or new responsibilities. As a year 6 teacher, at this time of year I see first hand the differing reactions to change. I have pupils who are eager for the change…
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June 22, 2013 1

Reaching the Pole

So last week and this week I have been involved in a Research & Development project for a theatre company called Theatre Delicatessen.  I have worked with the company before many times, and on this project we are trying to research how to create a play about Scott of the Antarctic.  As a result I…
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June 9, 2013 3

Tales of the unexpected.

One aspect of being involved in Chennai Challenge is the unexpected. Many times in India we have had an unexpected situation that we have had to deal with, some positive and some not, all of which have added to the experience. This weekend is a little unexpected. Well not the weekend itself, but the fact…
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May 4, 2013 0

Come on….take on the challenge….

I love trying new, different things and challenging myself.  For me going through life without any challenges at all would be pretty boring, right? Going from day to day being able to do every single thing with ease and confidence is just too easy, yes? When we create challenges for ourselves we create excitement, we…
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April 27, 2013 0

Born to be a leader….

Leadership – this month has seen global changes in leadership; a new pope, a new archbishop of Canterbury and not to be left behind, we at Chennai Challenge are developing our leadership and management structure.  This got me thinking about the phrase commonly heard, ‘born to be a leader.’   Some people believe that leaders are…
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March 23, 2013 2

It’s my birthday

Today, ladies and gentleman, is my birthday. I suppose I could therefore write a blog entry about myself, my birthday and all the things that I want. If I’m honest I don’t think that would be very difficult.  But let’s face it a list of the things I want would be boring for you and…
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March 8, 2013 0