My name is Eddie James - I’m an aspiring medic, I love photography and I’m a young gay man. If you would have told me that in Year 7, I would not have believed you. Purely because I hadn’t known about any of these attributes of which I hold so dearly as part of myself. … Continue reading Own Your Labels
It’s not as easy as it looks: the life of the Head Boy and Head Girl! What do you actually do? Henry: Tai and I are always doing things, from making posters telling people to put stuff in the bin, to organising events, finding furniture and representing the pupils’ voice at Governors’ meetings. What do … Continue reading It’s not as easy as it looks: the life of the Head Boy and Head Girl!
An Englishman, an Italian and a German walk into a room. Sounds like the start of a bad joke; doesn’t it? Well actually this is the entire concept of the European Youth Parliament (EYP): bringing people of all different nations together within Europe to discuss European issues. Through cheap flights and the internet all the … Continue reading Our man in Denmark (or the EYP at least)
Eliot Luke on the Arts, critique and writing Firstly, I would like to clarify what I mean by art. I use the term in regards to all artistic expression, whether that be drawn, written or filmed. This is a broad category to address in respect to critical theory and its relation to art (modern or … Continue reading Critical Theory and Art
On Thursday the 26th of January 2017 a group of Sixth Form students went to Stratford Upon Avon to watch a production of "The Two Noble Kinsmen" by the Royal Shakespeare Company. The Two Noble Kinsmen is a play penned by Shakespeare and Fletcher based upon ‘The Knight’s Tale’ from Geoffrey Chaucer’s ‘The Canterbury Tales’ … Continue reading The Two Noble Kinsmen – Review (Spoiler Free)
While not many of us are keen zodiac followers and believers, Chinese New Year seems to be celebrated worldwide by visits to family and friends, special meals, fireworks, and gift giving. We’ve all seen in the papers and on social media our daily, weekly, monthly and yearly horoscopes and what to expect from our lives … Continue reading Chinese New Year: The Year of the Rooster.
Where am I headed? This is a question that I seem to be asking myself as the prospect of my future and my entire life (if I'm going to be dramatic) draws near. I find myself thinking more and more about what I want to do? Am I sure this is what I want to … Continue reading Where Am I Headed?