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Plea for Eureka moments

A former superhead is urging teachers to provide pupils with memorable "Eureka moments" and inspiring experiences.

Marie Stubbs, who was brought out of retirement to transform St George's school, in north London, described how she had inspired an unlikely interest in flowers among boys at a tough comprehensive by inviting in a professional flower-arranger. "One of the Year 11 boys turned to his friend and said 'You can't put those freesias with those roses'," she said.

Lady Stubbs took part in De Montfort university's Distinguished Lectures series, which included talks by Professor Lord Robert Winston, the fertility expert.

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