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Winter Edition 2019

  • Text
  • Competition
  • Fenwick
  • Holidays
  • Off
  • Kidzania
  • Guide
  • Guide
  • Ramsay
  • Recipe
  • Cake
  • Hussain
  • Coren
  • Forte
  • Seedlip
  • Nadiya
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Maths
  • Hotels
  • Luxury
We've gone all foodie this term! Fantastic interviews with Sir Rocco Forte, Giles Coren, Nadiya Hussain and Tilly Ramsay shares her brilliant Rainbow cake recipe. Plus, Dermot O'Leary has written a children's book! Definitely one for the stocking, along with other picks we have for you in our top notch Christmas Gift Guide. And if that is not enough, we have the make-up and beauty tips to make sure you are party fabulous this season. Downlaod it now or read it on our School Notices App if you are not at a member school giving you a printed copy.

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PROMOTION Best family SPORTS RESORTS Melissa Barker, Owner of Travelbeam Luxury Holidays shares her top European holidays for sporty families Gold Silver Bronze Forte Village, Sardinia Our children adored the academies (15 in total) run by sporting heroes such as Dennis Wise and Austin Healey. Dance and netball for our daughters and Chelsea Soccer School and rugby for our son. There’s also a water park with slides, miles of sandy beach and cuisine from Michelin-starred chefs. Sani Resort, Greece This vast resort set by a nature reserve, ticks all the sport boxes with Chelsea Football camp, Rafa Nadal Tennis and Sailing Academies. Evenings are spent enjoying live shows, beach parties and dining in one of 24 amazing restaurants. This holiday paradise even has a roaming van offering free ice cream! Pine Cliffs Resort, Portugal Residing in a breath-taking location on a red cliff top and overlooking an unspoilt beach, this sprawling resort has fantastic sports facilities such as a Annabel Croft tennis and a Campioni soccer school. There’s an effortless magical ‘summer camp’ atmosphere for families. I loved… enjoying a sundowner straight off the beach in trendy Polynesian bar Mahiki. I loved … hiring a yacht and setting sail for a remote village restaurant. I loved … the super trendy spacious new Garden Suites. Do get in touch to discuss your holiday plans: 0345 845 0145 | www.travelbeam.co.uk 52 schoolnotices.co.uk ★ W I NTER 19

PROFILE GILES COREN Living to eat and eating to live… Ferociously bright and not short of a word, Giles Coren is a food critic, TV star and acclaimed writer. We catch up with Giles at home Whether escaping with Giles to amazing hotels or exploring historical culinary delights, life is never dull. Educated at The Hall School in London followed by Westminster he then went on to read English at Oxford. With the intellectual wit of his father (Alan) and journalistic brilliance of his sister (Victoria) it is not surprising he landed where he is today. Although this was not the direction he intended. “I was not only my dad’s son arriving at Oxford but also my little sister’s older brother. I therefore wanted to be a novelist or poet to differentiate myself. I remember thinking, as long as I don’t end up writing numerous columns in an English national broadsheet I’ll be fine!” With a first class degree from Oxford, Giles found himself “over qualified and under experienced. I couldn’t even get back the old bar job I used to have in the 80’s”. Depressed by the lack of opportunities in the motherland, he upped sticks and followed his girlfriend to Paris where he landed a cushy job working for Ralph Lauren “they were looking for the English public school boy who looked the part”. Earning a ‘proper’ salary enabled him to regularly wine and dine and soon his love of food blossomed into an in-depth knowledge of all things Gastronomique. It was this love of food and intricate knowledge of every aspect of cooking combined with a brilliant turn of literary phrase that shaped the Giles we know today. “I spoke fluent French, I knew every single cheese, taught myself to cook and had eaten in every Michelin starred restaurant.” Back on home soil, his combination of talents eventually led him to becoming a food critic. “The year in France had paid off ” but he is keen to highlight that it was not his passion for food but his knowledge that got him where he is today. “Everyone is passionate about food - we all have to eat three times a day but it is the knowledge that counts.” Then followed a successful and on-going career as a writer and food critic for The Times, a novelist (he was the co-author for James Dyson’s autobiography) and features writer for Esquire, Tatler, and GQ. Never afraid to tell it how it is his witty reviews always get attention and not always for the right reasons! When asked what is the most important attribute for being a food critic he’s quick to point out ›› W I NTER 19 ★ schoolnotices.co.uk 53

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