Annabel Beaverstock argues why everyone should use their vote in the UK

Why Everyone Should use their Vote in the UK   One of our many responsibilities as citizens is voting. It is a key element for us to participate in our democracy, and moreover, it enables you to vote for a chosen leader that best represents your interests in Parliament. Despite this, there is still a […]

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 […]

Kasia Middleton blogs her critical reading of ‘Gorilla’ by Anthony Browne

A Critical Reading of ‘Gorilla’ by Anthony Browne Kasia Middleton   Here is a link to a reading of the book itself, including the illustrations:   Here is a PowerPoint of the scanned book: (if this doesn’t work please let me know and I can email over the file separately)   Gorilla by […]

Eloise Quetglas-Peach asks if prisons are a suitable punishment?

Incarceration: Are prisons a suitable punishment? Incarceration: a subject I have always questioned and wondered about but never truly got any informative answers for; until I came across an online two-week course provided by the University of Leeds on the FutureLearn website. I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone who wishes to expand their […]

Alice Paterson discusses “Blue Eyes Brown Eyes” Experiment in Anti-Racism

There is only one race on the face of the earth and that is the human race’ – Jane Elliott “Blue Eyes Brown Eyes” Experiment in Anti-Racism On April 5th, 1968, a school teacher from Iowa called Jane Elliot tried a social experiment by teaching her 3rd Grade class about the problems of racism by […]

National Diversity Week at Stamford High School – a blogged guide by the students.

National Diversity Week at Stamford High School 2020 As this week is Diversity Week, the Prefects at Stamford High School came together to write reviews about lots of  the different forms of the creative arts which express diversity in many ways; for example, race and the LGBTQ+ community. This exercise was both informative and interesting […]

Emily Doe discusses Covid 19, Freedom and Political Protests

Covid 19, Freedom and Political Protests. The world has been in the grip of Covid 19 for over 6 months now, each country has had to make changes systematically and radically. Most people have accepted those changes as they understand the risks of the virus to our own health and also others. However there have […]

Poppy Fleming discusses saving Coral Reefs

Saving coral reefs   The Great Barrier Reef has almost died five times in the last 30,000 years as a result of environmental changes such as ice ages and changing sea levels and it is now suffering because of our actions which have caused higher sea temperatures as a result of global warming. There is […]