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Nine habits to help your pupils live long lives

Doctor-turned-head Nicholas Smith reveals how his school encourages young people to make positive lifestyle choices

We were recently visited by Mrs Pemble who, at 99 years of age, is our oldest Old Girl. She is also the poster girl for our new whole-school health curriculum.

Mrs Pemble is in rude health: she is mobile, with the aid of a stick, lives independently and still delivers a firm handshake. Mentally, she remains quick-witted, humorous and feisty enough to make me slightly nervous.

Because we want our pupils at Torquay Girls’ Grammar School to live similarly long, healthy and happy lives, we invited Mrs Pemble in to share her advice.

She was interviewed by Emily, our youngest Year 7 student ...

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