Vicky - Year 13 Student Editor's Note: This essay forms part of a collection of student works published in the 2020 edition of Salutaris, the GSAL Sixth Form academic journal. It was originally published here in The GSAL Journal. References are available upon request. CPD Lavender: A Flashback ‘I was unsettled when I was little, and spent a great … Continue reading Lavender: A Flashback
Thabiso - Year 8 Student Editor's Note: We’re delighted to see that Thabiso Y8 is a contributor to the latest issue of The Duchy Vixen. Harrogate's quarterly magazine has gone digital in lockdown, as has much of our school life. Scroll to page 11 of the June 2020 issue to read Thabiso's report on online … Continue reading Online Learning
Dorotea - Year 9 Student Editor's Note: This wonderful Prezi presentation was researched and created by Dorotea Y9 in response to a recent task set in English (see below). The stimulus for the task was a recent quote from Jonathan Freedland (The Guardian, 2020), "Still, for now, the pandemic has been a boon to the … Continue reading Coronavirus: ‘a boon to the world’s authoritarians, tyrants and bigots’?
Emily - Year 9 Student Editor's Note: Are you the new Blake? Many of us have been going for daily walks if able to do so. Borrowing poet William Blake's form, Emily Y9 has written her own poem about her recent wanderings. Her poem ends in an uplifting manner; the bit of cheer that we … Continue reading Wandering
Eva - Year 8 Student Editor's Note: This short piece of excellent fictional writing was completed by Eva Y11 as part of her studies in English. CPD The darkness, streaked with moonlight, creeps up on us. The calamity is as foreboding as King Marold’s empty eyes. I shiver, but not because of the midnight chill. … Continue reading A Short Story
Harriet - GSAL Alumna (2019 Leaver) Editor’s Note: Former student Harriet (2019 Leaver) was an editorial member of Salutaris, the Sixth Form academic journal, during her time at GSAL. This excellent and highly compelling essay was originally published in Salutaris 2019, a project led by Mrs Gray, E-Learning Designer. CPD It took Tennyson seventeen years to write ‘In … Continue reading The Articulation of Grief in ‘In Memoriam A.H.H.’
Charis - GSAL Alumna (2019 Leaver) Editor's Note: Former student Charis (2019 Leaver) was an editorial member of Salutaris, the Sixth Form academic journal, during her time at GSAL. This thought-provoking essay was originally published in Salutaris 2019, a project led by Mrs Gray, E-Learning Designer. CPD An interpretation of Shakespeare’s tragicomedy and its name Shakespeare’s The Winter’s … Continue reading Is “a sad tale best for winter”?
Kartik - Year 10 Student Editor's Note: Written as part of his studies in English Language, the sense of threat and the lack of opportunity for escape comes across really strongly in this edited version of Kartik’s longer piece. The phrase ‘New Assignment’ may also strike fear in the hearts of those posting them during … Continue reading ‘New Assignment’: the evil, soul-destroying message
Spencer - Year 9 Student Editor's Note: Spencer (Year 9) wrote the following in response to pick-and-mix tasks consolidating two poems, one of which was Alfred, Lord Tennyson's famous 1854 narrative poem The Charge of the Light Brigade. Spencer's chosen task asked the students to turn the words shown below into another poem or a … Continue reading The Charge, crunched
GSAL English Department Editor's Note: Students in Year 11 have enjoyed a recent series of lessons on Desert Island Discs, delivered by Mr Morley. We thought that you might be interested to know that the BBC is looking for listeners to get involved in a new lockdown issue of the programme. Details from the BBC … Continue reading Your Desert Island Discs