James Farrow asks: To what extent does reforesting the planet combat climate change?

To reforest is to simply “replant with trees; cover again with forest”. The topic has been revitalised by the social media movement #TeamTrees. This was started in May 2019 when the internet challenged a Youtuber known as “MrBeast” to plant 20 million trees after hitting 20 million subscribers. To complete this task, he teamed up […]

Ahren Bailey blogs about the infamous case of R V Dudley and Stephens

R V Dudley and Stephens The world-renowned infamous case of R V Dudley and Stephens is still considered to be one of the most striking and controversial, yet prominent cases in history. The case proposes the arguable question of whether necessity is an excuse for murder and in this case cannibalism. The scene was set […]

Andy Kot blogs an economical analysis of climate change in both English AND Chinese

Climate change, and society’s response to it, presents risks that could impact our monetary and financial stability objectives. Financial and economic risks can arise from events such as floods and droughts, e.g. insurance firms facing higher claims. Risks can also arise in the transition to a low-carbon economy, like changes in government policy and technology. […]

Caitlin Brown argues why psychology should be compulsory at GCSE

Why Psychology should be Compulsory at GCSE Psychology is growing in popularity and it’s easy to see why. The human brain is a complicated place and at times we can feel lost inside our own minds; not knowing where our behaviours come from or what we can do to suppress or encourage them. Picture all […]

Scarlet Todd offers solutions to climate change

My solutions to climate change Climate change is a hot topic now, in fact literally. With invasive rising sea levels, droughts, extreme weather and increasing numbers of natural disasters people are starting to feel on edge. The biggest culprit leading to the accelerating baking of our earth is the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. An article […]

Ahren Bailey argues that Nirvana were feminists

Nirvana were a grunge band formed in Seattle in the late 1980s, with frontman Kurt Cobain, bassist Krist Novoselic and drummer Dave Grohl. They are known for kickstarting the “grunge genre” and their metal, indie and punk influences brought grunge into the mainstream. Their first album that included Dave Grohl on the drums was called […]

Oscar Wordsworth reflects on his Arkwright Scholarship Journey

My Arkwright Scholarship Journey  Arkwright Engineering Scholarships are a national award that are highly respected by the top universities in the UK and having such a scholarship on your UCAS entrance forms will help you stand out from the crowd. I decided to compete for the Arkwright Scholarship as I have been interested in Engineering […]

Scarlet Todd discusses mental health in the school curriculum

Why I believe schools should include mental health development in the curriculum . Mental health is a big topic at the moment and rightly so as for a long time it has been a area of little discussion which meant many people suffered in silence. I believe that positive mental health should be developed in […]