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David McWilliams: Children can be heroes with 'the Bowie Method'

It’s never been so important to raise resilient, creative kids

17th January, 2016
David Bowie: a man who knew no fear Picture: Jimmy King

My abiding memory of the Leaving Cert is of being in a Dublin boarding school the night before an exam, cramming the last morsels of useless knowledge into my jaded head, listening to a battered tape recorder blasting out a tinny version of Moonage Daydream by Bowie. In my final stretch in school, Bowie was my companion. His music was the soundtrack of that Leaving Cert year.

For us, caught in the 1980s conformity of...

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