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This is the Stephen Perse Podcast. Each episode will be a conversation between staff and students discussing everything from the current political climate to education in the modern world.

Stephen Perse Podcast Episode 40: Using remote teaching to keep children engaged in Drama

 

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Join Stephen Perse Head of Senior School, Dr Kemp, as he chats to the Drama department about the many ways they are using remote teaching to keep children engaged in Drama.

Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep. 39 - Staying artistic and creative in lockdown

 

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Join Head of Senior School, Dr Andy Kemp, as he chats to Curriculum Leader of Visual Arts Mr Ben Keeble about the amazing art projects that are helping students to stay creative during lockdown.

Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep. 38 - 7.1 million Keepie Uppie Challenge for Covid Heroes

 

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Join Dr Andy Kemp, Head of Senior School, as he talks to Rosedale House student Imogen about her '7.1 million Keepie Uppie Challenge for Covid Heroes' campaign.

Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep. 37 - Creating PPE for the NHS

 

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Join Dr Andy Kemp, Head of Senior School at the Stephen Perse Foundation as he talks to Caty Wynne-Powell (Head of Creative and Design Engineering ) and Natasha Hammond (Design Engineering Teacher and Pastoral Leader Year 8) about using their time during the lockdown to create PPE visors for front line workers and the NHS.

Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep. 36 - A look back to the 'Festival of Learning'

 

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We are going to cast our minds back to summer 2019, and the Foundation-wide Festival of learning. This interactive day of sustainability-focused learning and collaboration is reported on by a team of Stephen Perse students, in an excellent piece of journalism in the style of a radio show. This podcasts has interviews from students, environmentalists and staff and captures the heart and themes of the festival.

Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep. 35 - Using science and engineering to create art

 

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Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she talks to our Digital Art teacher Diana Scarborough about how she combines her passion and background in engineering and art to spread the message of sustainability.

Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep. 34 - The benefits of learning a language

 

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Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she talks to Dawn Hull, about her time living in Iran, and how being immersed in different cultures lead to a lifelong love of languages.

Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep. 33 - Removing barriers to learning

 

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Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she talks to Sara Gustafsson, our Inclusion Specialist at the Stephen Perse Foundation, about how to creatively remove barriers to learning for everyone.

Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep. 32 - City council and social activism

 

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Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she talks to alumna Alex Collis about being a city councillor, making a difference in her community and social activism.

Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep. 31 - Transitioning to a zero carbon world

 

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Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she speaks with Dr Emily Shuckburgh about working together and helping the world transition towards zero carbon. Find out more about 'Cambridge Zero': https://www.zero.cam.ac.uk/

Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep. 30 - Education and the Cambridge Conservation Initiative

 

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Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she speaks with Dr Julia Grosse from the Cambridge Conservation Initiative about spreading a positive message of hope around climate change and sustainability. Find out more about the CCI's Earth Optimism event

Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep. 29 - Making changes to become more sustainable through thermal efficiency

 

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Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she chats to one of our parents, Dr Amanda Fuller, about the changes we can all make in our lives to become more sustainable and '2030 ready'.

Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep. 28 - Marathon running and mental toughness

 

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Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she chats to Director of IT Andrew Brett about marathon running and the future of technology in education.

Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep. 27 - Campaign to increase subtitles in cinemas for deaf children

 

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Join Stephen Perse Sixth Form student James as he talks to fellow student and campaigner Holly about her BBC Radio 4 interview, and working on the campaign to increase subtitles in cinemas for deaf children and families with the National Deaf Children's Society.

Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep. 26 - Mathematics and a passion for performing arts

 

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Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she talks to Mr David Atkins about leading mathematics at the Foundation, performing arts, and finding a space in your life to pursue something you are passionate about.

Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep. 25 - Planting trees in Kenya to improve the environment

 

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Join Principal Tricia Kelleher and members of our student Eco Committee, as they talk to farmers in Kenya who are working with TIST to plant more trees. TIST encourages Small Groups of subsistence farmers to improve their local environment and farms by planting and maintaining trees on degraded and/or unused land. As the trees grow, carbon captured is quantified and verified and certified greenhouse gas credits are sold in the global carbon market.

Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep. 24 - The importance of music in schools

 

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Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she speaks to our Assistant Director of Music and Pastoral Leader Year 9 Cherry Blanchard, about the importance of playing music in education and child development.

Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep. 23 - Well-being and mental health

 

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Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she speaks to our Deputy Head of Senior School Abbey Jones, about the national climate around well-being and mental health.

Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep. 22 - Dealing with Eco-anxiety

 

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Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she speaks to writer and speaker Natasha Devon, about eco-anxiety and mental health.

Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep. 21 - Insights into American education

 

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Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she chats to our Head of History about her experiences teaching in America.

Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep. 20 - Learning and development from age 1

 

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Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she chats to our Head of Early Years Mrs Sarah Holyoake about our new Stephen Perse Nurseries, and nurturing personality in babies.

Stephen Perse Podcast Ep. 19 - How to be sustainable at Christmas

 

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Listen to our conversation with Lily from the Stephen Perse Eco Committee on ways to be sustainable this Christmas and the clothing swap event organised to fight fast fashion.

Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep.18 - Discussing sustainability with North Cambridge Academy

 

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Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she continues the discussion of sustainability and climate change with students and colleagues at North Cambridge Academy.

Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep.17 - What qualities do you need for a career in acting?

 

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Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she talks to Drama and Theatre teacher Ms Foote about a career on the stage and on TV, and what skills you need to have a career in acting.

Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep.16 - Trigonometry and tries: How to balance work with other commitments

 

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Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she talks to mathematics teacher Vicki Franks about her touch rugby and hockey commitments and how she balances them with work and seeing family.

Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep.15 - Journalism and interviewing Beyoncé

 

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Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she talks to English teacher Miss Rebecca Taylor about her potential veterinary career, travelling the world writing articles and the life of a journalist in London.

Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep.14 - How to evolve and develop the creative curriculum

 

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Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she talks to Head of Creative and Design Engineering Caty Wynne-Powell about the success of her Bridge End Garden project, welcoming digital learning and how experimentation is key to developing young peoples skill in art and design work.

Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep.13 - A journey to teaching

 

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Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she talks to our Year 5 teacher Mrs Parker, about growing up with a father in the military, and being one of the first person to eat McDonald's in Moscow.

Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep.12 - From professional football to teaching

 

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Join Principal Tricia Kelleher as she talks to our Head of Football Joe Tillen about his journey from the Chelsea FC academy, his career in professional football and his move into teaching.

Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep.11 - What makes a good leader?

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Join Head of Sixth Form Spencer Pinkus, as he leads a discussion with our Student President Team on the topic of 'What makes a good leader?'.

Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep.10 - Opening a new Nursery

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Join Stephen Perse Foundation Principal Tricia Kelleher as she talks to  Acting Head of Early Years Verity Brownbridge, about the new Stephen Perse Nursery and her surprising journey from studying in France to teaching.

Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep.9 - Beth's Olympic Dream

 

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Join Stephen Perse Foundation Principal Tricia Kelleher as she talks to our former Teaching Assistant Beth Shriever (2017 Junior World BMX Champion) about her dream of competing in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

 

Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep.8 - Writing a textbook to make Latin more accessible

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Join Stephen Perse Foundation Principal Tricia Kelleher as she chats to our new Head of Dame Bradbury's Mrs Graham. 

Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep.7 -Introducing our new Head of Dame Bradbury's

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Join Stephen Perse Foundation Principal Tricia Kelleher as she chats to our new Head of Dame Bradbury's Mrs Graham. 

Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep.6 -Introducing our new Head of Rosedale House

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Join Stephen Perse Foundation Principal Tricia Kelleher as she has a chat with our new Head of Rosedale House, David Hewlett.

Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep.5 -Introducing our new Head of Senior School

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Join Stephen Perse Foundation Principal Tricia Kelleher as she chats to our new Head of Senior School, Dr Andrew Kemp, about a love of computing, playing the guitar, and the new challenge ahead of him. 

Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep. 4 - How can we become more sustainable?

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Stephen Perse Foundation Principal Tricia Kelleher discusses the environment and sustainability with students  and young activists Lily, Hope and Astrid. This is in preparation for the 'Festival of Learning', a day that provides a foundation for a wide group of students to explore the single most important issue for their generation - climate change.

Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep. 3 -           From the West End to the classroom

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Stephen Perse Foundation Principal Tricia Kelleher chats to our new Year 2 teacher Mr Matthew Hall about his former career on the West End, singing in the classroom and why creativity is important in education.

Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep. 2 -Introducing our new Head of Sixth Form

 

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Join Stephen Perse Foundation Principal Tricia Kelleher as she chats to our new Head of Sixth Form, Spencer Pinkus, about changing careers, a love of literature, and returning to Cambridge.

Stephen Perse Podcast: Ep. 1 - Cambridge Model United Nations

 

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Join Stephen Perse Foundation Principal Tricia Kelleher as she chats to 6th Form student Justin about the recent Cambridge Model United Nations conference and the importance of collaborations between young people across the world.


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