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Old Boys of Northwood School

I am Talent

An initiative by The Knights, following a recognition that the leadership of our potential schoolboy leaders could be enhanced, has seen Northwood recording a first in the leadership stakes throughout South Africa.

Recently the ‘I am Talent’ workshop as specifically tailored for learners at secondary school level by internationally renowned old boy John Gatherer, was piloted to 40 identified Grade 12’s with the intention of a further roll out to other Northwood boys during 2014.  John, a former Group HR Manager for the De Beers Group, co-wrote the best selling business book ‘I am Talent’ and has been approached to present the tailor made course to schools in other areas of the country in the near future.

James Dixon, Chairman of the Knights said of this ground breaking initiative: “Amongst the objectives of the Knights is to strengthen ties between the Old Boys and the school and we believe that John’s visionary initiative is a brilliant example of what we are trying to achieve”. “There are many old boys who have achieved fantastic things since leaving Beachwood, Northlands and Northwood, and we are hoping that we will see offers such as John’s generous assistance from old boys in their respective fields of expertise”.