Oliver Herring - Year 7 Student (7JAR) Editor's Note: Students were asked to complete the following creative writing task under timed conditions: 'Describe an old-fashioned room as suggested by the picture'. Oliver's response demonstrates some truly fantastic writing. ADM The room had a musty odour, evocative of grandparents’ houses - the type that makes you … Continue reading An Old-fashioned Room
Imogen Holbrook - Year 12 Student (12ADM) Editor's Note: Following her first essay published in The GSAL Journal on 'How has warfare changed since WWII?', talented Year 12 student Imogen Holbrook returns with this convincing essay written in response to the Newnham College (Cambridge) Modern & Medieval Languages Essay Prize. All female students currently in … Continue reading Supposing that everyone in the world really could speak English, would that mean that learning other languages was a waste of time?
Harri Cham - Year 10 Student Editor's Note: After publishing his excellent debut piece on 'Why we should all be watching Peppa Pig', Harri returns with this very impressive review of the ubiquitous iPhone. Harri has real talent and flair, demonstrating considerable skill in his writing. If you feel inspired by Harri's efforts, why not … Continue reading The iPhone: A Review
Thabiso Mupfiga - Year 8 Student Editor's Note: As a Year 9 set text at GSAL, the famous novella 'Of Mice and Men' by John Steinbeck will be familiar to many of you. However, this piece of writing by a student in Year 8 is truly exceptional: "I have NEVER in my 17 years of … Continue reading Breaking Down ‘Of Mice and Men’
Vicky Bell - Year 13 Student Editor's Note: Vicky is a talented student with a real flair for creative writing. She decided to write this creative, original short story as part of her A-Level English Language course. It is modeled on a piece published online by wajahat75, entitled 'Flashback: A very short short-story'. Vicky also … Continue reading Lavender: A Flashback
Mr Clements - Librarian All of the following books are available in the Lawson Library at GSAL. Visit the Lawson Library homepage Search the Lawson Library catalogue Who Am I, Again? Lenny Henry In his long-awaited autobiography, Sir Lenny Henry tells the extraordinary story of his early years and sudden rise to fame. Agent Running In … Continue reading Mr Clements Reads…
Mr Clements - Librarian All of these books are available in the Lawson Library at GSAL. Visit the Lawson Library homepage Search the Lawson Library catalogue Invisible Women Caroline Criado Perez A clear & thoughtful look at the gender data gap - how a lack of knowledge is at the root of continuous, systemic discrimination … Continue reading Mr Clements Reads…