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18 Oxbridge offers for Woodhouse

                                                                                            Thai Massage in Temple Fortune

                                                                                      Despite the demise of some local   with a tray of cold water and   of 20% for seniors aged over 60
                                                                                      shops, a welcome addition has   herbal tea. The studios are   on a Monday. Gift vouchers
                                                                                      appeared in Temple Fortune.   delightful, peaceful and calming   and discounts for block advance
                                                                                         Kotchawan Thai Massage   and there are some singles and   hours are also available. The
                                                                                      Therapy  opened  in  November   doubles, if couples want a massage   added bonus is that the hours
      Most of the hard-working Woodhouse eighteen                                     2017 at 1185 Finchley Road,  at the same time. Reflexology,  are from 10am-10pm, seven days
      Woodhouse College near Tally Ho   applications and interviews to   Issy Darlington, 17, from   replacing a retail unit that had   Thai herbal and Aromatherapy   a week. So check out their website
      Corner had both a record number   make them as ready as we possibly   Upper Holloway has an offer from   been empty for some time.  are also available.   at:  or
      of Oxbridge interviews this year   can. We’ll keep improving on our   Lady  Margaret  Hall,  Oxford  to   The owner Julian Lewis   Kotchawan is a unique and   email,
      with 57, and a record number   Oxbridge support network and   study  Physics.  She  said,  “After   explained that the business is   welcome  addition  to  the local   tel: 020 3490 2824.
      of offers of places. 18 students   are aiming for 20 offers next year.”  all the stress and work of the last   named after his wife Kotchawan    community. There is a discount   DAPHNE BERKOVI
      were offered places in colleges   Some of the successful students   few months, I am very pleased   (translates as beautiful skin)  but
      at Oxford and Cambridge    expressed how they felt. Among   to have been given an offer. My   is known by her nickname Rium.
      Universities in January this year.  them was Orli Vogt-Vincent, 18,  family were very emotional and   She is a Thai national and is very
         It is easy to forget that it is   from East Finchley who has an   happy for me. It is an amazing   highly qualified in Thai massage.
      possible to get a place at our top   offer to study History & Modern   opportunity.” She added, “I hope   Mr Lewis explained that Thai
      universities from a  local  sixth   Languages at Emmanuel College,  to do an integrated masters at   massage has been in existence
      form  college  when  so  much   Cambridge, and said, “I was   Oxford. In my fourth year I hope   for some 3,000 years, emanating
      attention is given to schools   convinced I wouldn’t get a place,  to study the ‘Maths and Theoretical   from Wat Po Temple in Bangkok;
      such as the top girls school we   so I’m over the moon! It’s a dream   Physics’ master’s course that   the most famous school of
      have in the Suburb.        come true for me. Getting a place   they offer as a continuation of   massage. Buddha was a doctor
         The Principal, John Rubinstein,  feels particularly amazing because   the physics degree. After that   before  he started his  path to
      remarked, “We put a lot of effort   before I came to Woodhouse, I   I’d like to do a PhD and possibly   enlightenment and Thais believe
      into supporting students with their   would never have put myself   go in to research.”  that massage is integral to good
      choices, whatever they are, and   forward for anything like this,   Woodhouse is a popular and   physical and mental health.
      for Oxbridge we’ve done a lot of   as I never thought I could be   oversubscribed sixth form college   All the women who practise
      work in preparing them for their   good enough.”      in Barnet. It has been given   here have been trained in Thailand
                                                           ‘outstanding’ status by OFSTED.   and  are  highly  qualified  and
                 WORDSEARCH                                 Students, aged 16-18 years, come   experienced. One of the assistants
                                                                                      has a Masters in Osteopathy,
                                                            from over 180 different schools
                                                            across North London and 95%   and although not practising
       In this Wordsearch we have included 20 characters from   go on to university. The College   this at Kotchawan Thai massage,
        Shakespeare plays. One of them is highlighted to start you off   acts as a bridge from school to   she  combines her anatomical
        but please don’t count it in your total! Names may be read in all   university, giving students a   and skeletal knowledge within
        directions, straight or diagonally. Please send your entries by   chance to grow in confidence   her massage. All the products
        email to with your name and   and develop independent learning   that are used are of the highest
        contact details. The closing date is June 16. All correct entries go   skills. All students study A   quality. They also sell some gifts
        into a draw to win a £20 book token. Good luck!
                                                            levels, offered in a wide range of   that are sourced from Thailand,
        V  H  N  A  O  C  T  O     I   L  O  V  L  A  M     subjects, and can study them in   although the tiger balm is made
                                                            almost any combination.   by Kotchawan herself.
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                                                               It could clearly be one of   Thai massage eases muscular
        S  M  W  L  H  T    P   R   E   Z  U  Z   J   Y   I  the options to be considered   and skeletal pain and allows more
        A  K  C  C  C  Z  R  R  D  Q  A  D  T       S   L   when thinking about where to   easy movement again; this is
                                                            study for A Levels in Barnet. It   something that I can certainly
        X  N  S   Z  U  S  D  O  N  E  O  Y  Q  A  E        can be a difficult time for parents   vouch for, as I was given a treat
        B  N  O   J  R   I  U  A   P  I   L  P  D   N  H    and students alike so they could   of a 30 minute massage, which
                                                            find that adding this establishment   I can only describe as stupendous,
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                                                            to their list might make the   and can’t wait to go back again.
        K   I  W  A  E   T  O  U  N  O  C  T  A  E  O       choice easier.               Afterwards I relaxed in their
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