Ellie Hattam reviews the “fake it till you make it” workshop

How far does ‘faking it till you make it’ actually help? I was recently involved in a workshop in school which was named “uncomfortable learning” run by Jason Gray, a vocal coach who aimed to help us increase our confidence levels by putting us in situations which made us feel awkward and out of our […]

The Taliban vs Female Rights. Macey discusses recent developments in Afghanistan

The Taliban vs Female Rights Context The Taliban are an Afghanistan based militant group who were categorised by the United Nations as a terrorist group in 1999[i], five years after they emerged as an organisation. Consisting mainly of young male students known as ‘Talib’, indeed the term ‘Taliban’ comes from the Pashto meaning ‘student the […]

Ellie Hattam discusses how competitive sport affects a child’s development.

How does competitive sport affect a child’s development? Participating in competitive sport as a child has multiple different advantages and disadvantages to it. Most of us are enrolled in ballet classes, football clubs and many more as children. The aspiration from our parents is that in doing this we will find ‘our thing’ and will […]

Is Laughter the best medicine? asks Scarlett French-Pepper

Is Laughter is best medicine? Scarlett French-Pepper In this essay, I will be assessing the effects of laughter, specifically on people suffering with mental health illnesses. The UK is currently experiencing a mental health crisis, with an estimated 1 in 4 people suffering from a mental health issue each year-a figure set to rise with […]