Our social structures have created extremely complicated survival processes. A child’s ability to look at life with utter freshness and involvement is slowly disappearing. It is the duty and responsibility of our educational systems to bring that back. Education can never be a profession – it must be a passion. In the process of education, it is very important to see that the child does not lose his joyfulness, his spontaneity, or his ability to be truthful without any fear of consequence. At Nosegay, we are striving to create the necessary platform where education is not about loading the child’s mind with information, but about making the child’s mind capable of razor sharp perception, capable of knowing life in its full depth and dimension. Education is about expanding the horizons of human experience and becoming inclusive. Only in a state of inclusiveness can the empowerment of education become a bounty for all of us.
Nosegay was founded to be distinctive and different and I believe it has remained faithful to that vision. It is a remarkable school, but is also exploratory; we want to encourage a sense of intellectual curiosity and we want to take people into the world feeling confident and believing that they can make a difference for the better. The world of the 21st century places enormous demands on our young people and we do so in the context of a values system that we hope will ensure that they exercise that leadership with wisdom, compassion and humility.
What is being done here is hugely important, because we are encouraging young people to see that not only can they develop their own talents, but they can move beyond themselves and encourage a sense of commitment to the wider community and to the betterment of the world at large.
Knowing who you are and knowing the values that will sustain you and must remain unchanged throughout your life, whilst becoming versatile, flexible and able to adapt to the challenges of this rapidly paced modern society lies at the heart of all that we aim to instil in our students.